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ID number P01778.004
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Object type Black & white
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Egypt, 1915. Lieutenant-General Sir William Riddell Birdwood, at right with his back to the camera, talking to the famous Gallipoli sniper, Trooper William Edward ("Billy") Sing (left), 5th Light Horse Regiment. Sing, nicknamed "the Murderer", was reputed to have shot over 150 Turkish soldiers at Gallipoli between the months of May 1915 to September 1915. The identity of the Light Horse officer between Trooper Sing and General Birdwood is unknown. (Donor D. De Celis)