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 Millar's time on the peninsula (May-August 1915).Shrapnel Gully was one of the major supply routes and got its name from the persistent Turkish shelling of the area. It was also plagued by Turkish snipers. It was in Shrapnel Gully that John Kirkpatrick Simpson (of Simpsons Mule fame) was killed on 19 May 1915.

Description of Content

In the foreground there is an dense scrub forest, probably part of the thorny scrubs that was common in Gallipoli. in the background there is an valley and some hills are also visible.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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