Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army), returning to Australia in 1919.

The photograph was taken onboard SS. Caledonia in August/September 1915 while George Simpson Millar was being evacuated from Gallipoli to a hospital in London.

SS Caledonia was an ocean liner with the Anchor Line. She was built in 1906 and served as an hospital ship during World War I. On 4 December 1916 she was sunk by the German Submarine U-65 in the Mediterranean,

Description of Content

In the foreground there is five persons in white clothing (pyjamas') playing cards on the deck of the hospital ship SS Caledonia. Behind the men playing card there is an about 1 meter tall sloping structure with an rolled up stretcher. Two persons are sitting on top of the structure. The person on the left is probably wearing an Glengarry identifying the person as an Scottish soldier (or serving in one of the Dominions Scottish regiments).

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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