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).

The subject of the photograph, Henry Armstrong Hammond, was 19 years and 6 months old when he joined up in Enoggera, QLD on 13 October 1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli campaign. After Gallipoli he rose through the ranks and became 2nd Lieutenant before he returned to Australia in 1919. His memoir is held in the Australian War Memorial. He mentions Millar in the memoir, describing a 'chap called George Miller [sic], who was always on the make, telling other people what to do without knowing himself.' He describes Millar as a stretcher-bearer.

Description of Content

Photograph of a soldier sitting in an sitting alcove in the trench wall. He is wearing an slouch hat, trousers that has been converted in to shorts and breeches. The photo is from the same place as MM 050435

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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