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).

John Robert Cain was 29 years old when he joined up in Goondwindi, QLD on 17 September 1914. He served in the Machine Gun section of the 5th Light Horse during the Gallipoli Campaign. He rose the ranks and finished the war as an Major. He was also mentioned in despatches.

Description of Content

Soldier wearing an slouch hat (identified as Jack Cain) sitting behind an Maxim machine gun. In the background there is sandbags.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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