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 depicts the back of Bishopstrow House, Wiltshire. Bishopstrow House was built in the late 18th century by the Temple family. It remained in family until 1950 when it was sold to Keith Neal. The house was sold again in 1976 to Kurt Schiller who opened the house in 1977 as a 10-room hotel. The Blandy family bought the house in 1980 and continued to serve as a hotel. In 2001 the house was bought by the van Essen hotel chain.
Description of Content
Image depicting a building that is covered in some sort of vine. A conservatory is attached to the side of the house to the side of which stands a park bench along what looks to be a curved driveway.
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
Image Dimensions - Photograph
108 mm (Width), 65 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
280 mm (Width), 222 mm (Height)