Members of the 2nd Australian Division, and possibly the 17th Battalion, in the trenches in the ...

Units
Place Europe: France
Accession Number EZ0007
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Brooks, Ernest
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Bois-Grenier
Date made 3 June 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Members of the 2nd Australian Division, and possibly the 17th Battalion, in the trenches in the Bois Grenier sector. The soldier in the foreground is looking through a periscope; the man to his left is holding a Lewis gun. The soldier standing highest in the image, holding a rifle, is believed to be 2270 Private James Josiah Agnew, 17th Battalion. The 17th Battalion entered the Bois Grenier sector on 3 June 1916, and Charles Bean's diary records this image as being staged by Brooks.

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