Informal portrait of 20555 Sapper Eric Keast Burke, `D' Troop, 1st Australian Wireless Signal ...

Accession Number J02022
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made c July 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of 20555 Sapper Eric Keast Burke, `D' Troop, 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, in his tent. He is sitting on a wicker seat in a deep dugout with the base of the tent above his head at ground level. Note the nets pulled up to allow maximum ventilation in the summer heat. Burke, a keen photographer, was the editor of the Squadron's unit history, `With Horse and Morse in Mesopotamia'.

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