2649 Driver Walter Henry Farrell of the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, with the unit mascot, a rooster named 'Jack' or 'Jackie', perched on his shoulder. Members of the unit had brought the animal ...
ID numberP01835.014
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film copy negative
Place madeFrance
Date made1917
Description2649 Driver Walter Henry Farrell of the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, with the unit mascot, a rooster named 'Jack' or 'Jackie', perched on his shoulder. Members of the unit had brought the animal from Egypt in 1916 when it was still a chick. They found 'Jack' a better guard than a dog, as he attacked any stranger who entered the unit lines.