Informal portrait of two soldiers of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment sitting in the entrance to a tent, both writing in notebooks; personal items and photographs are on the walls. A ...
ID numberP04604.016
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerUnknown
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date madec1917
DescriptionInformal portrait of two soldiers of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment sitting in the entrance to a tent, both writing in notebooks; personal items and photographs are on the walls. A bandolier, tunic and a bundle of rolled papers hang from a rail. Identified, seated in the right, is 133 Sergeant Paul Williams, 5th Light Horse Regiment. A farmer of Halfway Creek, near Grafton, NSW, he enlisted at the age of 24 on 19 September 1914 and sailed with B Squadron aboard HMAT Persic on 21 December 1914. He was mentioned in despatches for consistently showing courage and determination and for being an excellent leader. He returned to Australia with the rank of lieutenant on 28 June 1919.