Black and white photographic print depicting the grave of a Gunner Frederick Thomas Brem of the 3rd Battery A.F.A. Brem was killed in action on the 17th of July 1915 at Gallipoli. The location of his body is today unknown. .
The inscription on the back of the image states that the headstone was created and erected by the comrades of the fallen servicemen. Brem's Service Record, held by the National Archives of Australia, states his burial place at 'Square K. Hells Corner,' providing the likely location for the image. There is no known reference to 'Hells Corner' outside of this album; however, it is possible that 'Hells Corner' is in fact 'Hells Spit Corner.'
Today Gunner Frederick Thomas Brem has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 11 at the Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli.
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 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
Middle left of image shows the gravestone of F.T Brem. The stone has the inscription 'IN / MEMORY OF / G F T. BREM / KILLED / 17 7 15 / 3RD BT AFA. directly in front of the grave stone circular objects have been arranged in a cross shape. There is a border around the grave's edge and trees and shrubs are in the background.
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 directly under the photograph: ' One of the graves'. Hand written in ink on verso: 'Type of Headstone / erected by comrades of / the fallen. Many / hours were spent fashion- / ing these tablets. / Gallipoli 1916
Type of item
45 mm (Width), 65 mm (Height)
Photograph album page
145 (Width), 100 (Height)