One of 129 World War I photographs likely to have been taken by Driver Cyril Rose, AIF. Rose was made a driver in the 1st Australian Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company before moving to the 2nd Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company when in France. He sailed from Melbourne on 22 December 1916 on the Persic, arriving in England in March 1917. In June he was sent to France where his service consisted of driving in a supply column. He returned to Australia on the Persic on 13 July 1919.
A majority of the images included in the album appear to be from the time Rose spent in England, particularly Wiltshire, before he travelled to France. The album also includes images of servicemen, battle sites, buildings and Cologne, Germany.
Image depicting two servicemen sitting on a large pile of rubbleof demolished buildings. As Cyril Rose spent a majority of his wartime service in France it is possible that this is the result of bombs being dropped on a French city.
Description of Content
Image depicting a large pile of rubble. At the top of the pile are two servicemen, one sitting and one standing. The seated serviceman is looking at the camera whilst the other is facing towards the camera but looking at something he hold in his hands.
Black and white photographic print on paper.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs M. Hunt, 11/1987
Driver Cyril Rose - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 1916-1919
Although it is possible that Rose was the photographer, it is unclear how he could have been present to take some of the images included in the album making it more likely that he collected the images.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
105 mm (Width), 59 mm (Height)
Photograph album page
280 mm (Width), 222 mm (Height)