Black and white photographic print postcard. Depicts the advance dressing station for the 3rd Field Ambulance Division along with the battle position for the Battle of Lone Pine. The image is taken from Rest Gully (also known at Canterbury Gully) and also shows the location of Brown's Dip, the cemetery for the casualties of the Battle of Lone Pine.
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
Approximately fifty to sixty men on slope with three entrances to small shelters in middleground. Some men are walking and some are gathered together in groups. Around them on the slope are three main paths, bushes, sandbags, and telegraph poles.
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.
Donation from J. Lord, 24/02/1986
Place & Date Depicted
Sergeant John Lord
Private John Lord was originally identified as the photographer of the album, but as there is no record of him serving on Gallipoli, and images in the album depict Gallipoli, the photographer is probably an unknown soldier.
Photograph, Black & White
Hand written in pencil above and to the top right of the image: ' Lone Pine charge from / here ... 3rd Field Ambulance / advance / dressing / station'. Two thin hand drawn lines in pencil from top centre of image to middle of image. Hand written in pencil below and to the bottom right of the image: 'L Pine / Brown's Dip / Rest gully. ( Crossed out) / Gallipoli Peninsular 1915.'
Type of item
100 mm (Width), 80 mm (Height)
Photograph album page
145 mm (Width), 100 mm (Height)