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 when Millar traveled through the Suez canal in January 1915 enroute to Egypt with the 5th Light Horse Regiment.

Description of Content

Photo taken from a ship in the Suez Canal. The shadow of the ships funnels/smokestacks are visible in the foreground. In the middle part of the photo there is a sandbank with a tent or a dug out. Three persons are visible left of the tent/dug out. On the left hand side of them there is a black structure partly obscured by the sandbank.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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