P01835.014

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ID number P01835.014
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made France
Date made 1917

Description

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 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.