Summary

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). The mule is probably Simpsons Mules (called Murphy) Foal. George Simpson Millar arrived at Gallipoli after Simpson was killed and served according to Harry Hammonds memoirs as an stretcher bearer. In this role it is very likely that he would cross paths with Simpsons Mule.

Description of Content

In the foreground there is an soldier, identified as George Simpson Millar, holding an saddle or an blanket standing next to an mule (partly visible in the extreme foreground), the animal is identified as being the foal of Murphy (Simpson)s Mule. Behind the mule there is an cart and behind that the sandbanks.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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