Mena Camp, Egypt. c. 1915-01. Sitting on a makeshift step in front of a tent pitched in the sand, two members of the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company read letters from home while two other ...

Collection ID P02367.001
Collection type Photograph
Title Mena Camp, Egypt. c. 1915-01. Sitting on a makeshift step in front of a tent pitched in the sand, two members of the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company read letters from home while two other ...
Object type Black & white
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Mena Camp, Egypt. c. 1915-01. Sitting on a makeshift step in front of a tent pitched in the sand, two members of the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company read letters from home while two other unit members look on. Left to right: back row: Sapper (Spr) George Gibson Paterson, a despatch rider; Sergeant William Charles McCutchan. Front row: Dick Ellis, who is smoking a pipe; 36 Spr John Thomas (Jock) Nicholls, who is holding a rifle. Set up inside the tent is a box bearing the trademark or label of Kiwi Boot Polish. Paterson later won an MM and an MC, and McCutchan an MC, DCM and MBE.

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