Black and white photographic print depicting Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Cape Helles was one of the landing sites at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. Cape Helles is now one of the main memorial sites of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is mainly dedicated to British and Indian troops involved in the Gallipoli Campaign.

Attached to a small notebook used as a photograph album, containing 55 black and white photographs of ANZAC soldiers in Egypt, Mudros and Gallipoli during World War I. The photographs were taken by an Australian soldier, Sergeant John Lord or a fellow soldier (to be verified). John Lord served in the 13th Field Ambulance and returned to Australia shortly after the end of the War in 1919.

The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by Lord. Part of a larger collection of photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia donated by John Lord to Museum Victoria.

Description of Content

Eight men standing among dug outs on a ridge. One man at top of rigde has arms extended in front of him. Six men in middle ground stand or bend over to debris on ground, and one man in foreground stands facing away from the camera.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.


This photograph is in a very significant album which includes a number of excellent photographs of Australian soldiers at Gallipoli and surrounding areas. Some of these are particularly clear and well-composed - for example, 'Rest Gully Anzac' shows hundreds of soldiers sitting and standing around talking and a valley with lots of dugouts and shelters. 'Old Kit etc at Anzac Ordnance Stores 1915' is another clear photograph, ,showing rubbish that the Anzacs generated at Gallipoli. Many of the photographs were taken when the weather was hot, but there are also a number of images taken in the snow. Another, 'Extreme Right of Anzac' demonstrates the steepness of the terrain and the mixture of clothing that the soldiers wore. All of the photographs appear to have been taken at times when the photographer was 'off duty', since the images are of the landscape or soldiers at rest.

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