The dead bodies of Australian soldiers killed in the charge on Beersheba lie in a row on the ...

Accession Number P02279.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Beersheba
Date made 31 October 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

The dead bodies of Australian soldiers killed in the charge on Beersheba lie in a row on the ground. The dead men were members of the 12th and perhaps the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiments. The body marked with an X is that of 924 Trooper (Tpr) Albert (Tibby) Cotter of the 12th Light Horse Regiment (12ALH). Tpr Cotter, who came from Glebe in Sydney, had been a noted cricketer before the war. His elder brother John had been killed in action in France less than two weeks before.

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