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 battleship in the photo is HMS Lord Nelson, a pre-dreadnought battleship laid down in 1905. During the World War I she mostly served in the waters off Gallipoli. When George Millar landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 she was the flagship of the British Dardenelles Squadron. After the war she was decommisioned and scraped in Germany.

Description of Content

Fleet of ships in Suvla Bay. The ship in the foreground is a British battleship HMS Lord Nelson (with her torpedo nets out). Several ships are visible behind Lord Nelson. Sulva Bay visible in the background.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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