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 at Gallipoli during George Simpson Millars time on the peninsula (May-August 1915).

Description of Content

A group of soldiers standing around an artillery piece (it looks like an 6 inch 30 cwt howitzer, a type of gun that was used by Australian 1st Heavy Artillery Battery at Gallipoli. The soldiers are wearing either pith helmets or peaked general service caps. One of the soldiers seems to be wearing an woolen hat. Behind the artillery and the soldiers there is sandbags and some trees/scrubs.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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