Photograph of servicemen surrounding the memorial to the 24th Battalion at Mouquet Farm, France. Mouquet Farm was part of the Battle of the Somme, the farm was eventually captured in late September 1916. This image is therefore likely to have been taken after this date.

The photograph is the same as one held by the Australian War Memorial, described as 'Colonel James addressing troops of the 24th Battalion around the memorial erected in memory of members killed at Pozieres and Mouquet farm', reg. no. J03245. It is dated August 1917.

One of 44 black and white photographs in an album bound in green suede, believed to have been taken by Sergeant Major Gilbert Payne Mulcahy during World War I. It documents his military service in Egypt, France, Belgium and his return to Australia via Capetown and the Quarantine Station, Point Nepean, 1916-1919.

Description of Content

Large group of servicemen all seated in the vegetation around a cross. All of the men are facing away from the camera and in the direction of the cross.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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