|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Nott, H C
|Date made||25 December 1914|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Informal outdoors group portrait of several officers from the 10th Infantry Battalion at Mena ...
Informal outdoors group portrait of several officers from the 10th Infantry Battalion at Mena Camp, Egypt on Christmas Day 1914. The officers are from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Vernon Hermann Robley from Gilberton, South Australia; Captain (Capt) Edward Castle Oldham from Hackney, South Australia (later Major (Maj) and killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915); Lt Trevor Owen-Smyth from Adelaide, South Australia (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 May 1915); Capt George Ernest Redburg from Norwood, South Australia (later Maj); Maj Miles Fitzroy Beevor from Unley, South Australia (later Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)) who is smoking a pipe; Capt Francis Maxwell de Frayer Lorenzo from Westbourne Park, South Australia (later Lt Col and awarded DSO), the Adjutant, who also has a pipe in his mouth; Capt Ross Blyth Jacob from Kadina, South Australia (later Lt Col) who is holding a cigarette in one hand and possibly a pair of binoculars in the other. Behind the men on the left is the tent occupied by the battalion's Regimental Medical Officer (RMO). Note the date on the print is incorrect (it should read "Xmas 1914").