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 Gallipoli Peninsula (May-August 1915).

Kenneth MacLeod Hamilton was 22 years and six months old when he joined up in Longreach, Queensland on 5 November 1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign. During the harsh winter months he caught enteric fever and was sent back to Australia in November 1915. In 1916 he was back serving with the Light Horse in Egypt/Palestine where he served until he returned to Australia in 1919.

Allan Duncan Duke was 19 years and seven months old when he joined up in Winton, Queensland on 29 October 1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign and later in Egypt. In August 1916 he was wounded and later sent back to Australia.

Description of Content

Photograph in trench. In the foreground there is an soldier (identified as Alan Duke) sitting down with an cigarette in his mouth, he is wearing an Peaked General Service cap. Behind him on the left there is an Pattern 1903 leather ammunition bandolier. Behind him on the right is another soldier (identified as Ken Hamilton) standing and aiming his Lee-Enfield rifle through an loop hole in the trench. The standing soldier is wearing an slouch hat and has an Pattern 1903 leather ammunition bandolier and an bayonet.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.

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