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 cruiser pictured looks like either a Edgar-class cruiser (HMS Endymion, HMS Grafton, HMS Theseus and HMS Edgar served at Gallipoli) or a Eclipse-class cruiser (HMS Doris, HMS Minerva, HMS Talbot served at Gallipoli). The photograph was taken during the landing of the 5th Light Horse at Gallipoli in May 1915.

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In the foreground there is an unknown British Cruiser. Land is visible in the extreme background.

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