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). Shrapnel Gully was one of the major supply routes and got its name from the persistant turkish shelling of the area. It was also plauged by turkish snipers. It was in Shrapnel Gully that John Kirkpatrick Simpson (of Simpsons Mule fame) was killed the May 19th 1915.

Description of Content

Photograph of several soldiers around an road. Some of the soldiers are wearing peaked service caps and an unidentifiable head gear. On the left side along the road there is an dense scrub. On the right side there is an hillside with several trees and scrubs and what looks like dug outs/ dwellings.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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