Two Australian soldiers standing in front of a diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power ...

Accession Number P03608.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 nitrate
Maker Unknown
Place made Western Front
Date made c 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Two Australian soldiers standing in front of a diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power armoured locomotive tractor which was manufactured by the Motor Rail & Tramcar Company Limited in Bedford England. This was one of 20 such locomotives supplied to the Australian light railway companies on the Western Front during the First World War. Note the serial number LR2198. The soldier smoking (left) is possibly 566 Sapper Thomas Charles Kelso, of Albury, NSW, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company.

Related information