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.

Robert Davie Graham was 21 years old when he joined up in Brisbane on 2 October 1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign. He was promoted to lieutenant before he returned to Australia in 1918.

Leon Maurice Lyons was 26 years and 9 months old when he joined up in Rockhampton, QLD on 23 September 1914. He served in the 5th Light Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign. He returned to Australia in 1919.

Albert Laver was 26 years when he joined up in Emerald, QLD on 20 October 1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign. He was promoted to Captain. After the war was over he was granted leave and then discharged from the army to go to America for agricultural purposes.

Kenneth Selby Henderson was 20 years and 6 months old when he joined up in Brisbane on 1 October 1914. He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli. He transferred to the British Army and the Royal Flying Corps in November 1915. He died in 1918.

David Blakenley Rhys Broughton was 23 years old when he joined up in Enoggera on 19 October 1914. He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli. He was later promoted to Lieutenant. He got wounded and returned to Australia in 1918.

The photograph was taken at Chatham's Post in Gallipoli during George Simpson Millars time on the peninsula (May-August 1915). Chatham's Post was made famous as the location of crack sniper Billy Sing.

Description of Content

Six soldiers posing for an group photo under an tent/tarp. Three of them is wearing slouch hats and smoking pipes. The last soldier to the right is wearing an shirt with the arms removed. In the background there is trees/scrub

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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