Black and white photographic negative depicting a man, two women, two children and a dog sitting on a beach. The photograph comes from a collection largely dating from World War I or the early post-war era. It was donated by the RSL; its provenance is otherwise unknown.

Part of a collection of World War I photographs associated with the service of Lionel Knox Trezise (service no. 14340), father of the donor John Trezise. Lionel was a 'reliving postmaster and telegraphist' when he enlisted on 22 March 1916. He was placed in the 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron as a sapper, serving with the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. During his service he apparently took photographs in India, Sri Lanka and Mesopotamia (Iraq and neighbouring regions). After returning to Australia in 1919 he married and became a public servant. He died in 1972. Lionel's brother John Gordon (Jack) Trezise also served in World War I (service no. 5105). He enlisted on 2 March 1916 while a 26-year-old shop assistant in Broken Hill, and was killed in action in France on 1 June 1918.

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A man, two women, two children and a dog sitting on a beach. A boat, a motorcyclist and some small buildings are visible in the background.

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