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 attack in question is probably the aborted offensive that was to coincide with the Battle of Lone Pine. 5th Light Horse was called in and preparations were made. Just before the attack was going to take place the offensive was called off.

Description of Content

Photograph of soldiers massing for an attack. The soldiers are all wearing Australian slouch hats, backpacks (that looks larger than the regular issue haversacks) and ammo pouches. All the soldiers are wearing white arm binds (to make the soldiers more visible after dark (ref. http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environment/vc/gallery/lonepine/alternate.html )

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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