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|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||10 January 1917|
|Description||Portrait of Chaplain (4th Class) James Patrick Gilbert MC (left), 15th Brigade, from Randwick, NSW and Captain Keith McKeddie Doig MC, 60th Battalion medical officer from Princes Hill, Victoria. Chaplain Gilbert was awarded the Military Cross in January 1917 for actions at Fromelles. Under heavy fire, Chaplain Gilbert had tended the wounded and dying unceasingly for 48 hours. On 1 January 1918 Captain Doig was also awarded the Military Cross, for his courage and devotion to duty during the Somme fighting. The two returned home to Australia.|
From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.