Group portrait of seven members of the 3rd Tunnelling Company, AIF. One of these men is 5777 ...

Units
Accession Number P02360.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made France
Date made c 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of seven members of the 3rd Tunnelling Company, AIF. One of these men is 5777 Sapper Herbert Mason (position unknown) whose message on the reverse of the postcard refers to the group as "ear wiggers", a nickname given to tunnellers. The sapper in the centre of the front row is probably Aboriginal.