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Photograph - Servicemen with Cannon, Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120010

Summary:
Black and white photographic print depicting unidentified servicemen with a cannon.

Attached to a small notebook used as a photograph album, containing 55 black and white photographs of ANZAC soldiers in Egypt, Mudros and Gallipoli during World War I. The photographs were taken by an Australian soldier, Sergeant John Lord or a fellow soldier (to be verified). John Lord served in the 13th Field Ambulance and returned to Australia shortly after the end of the War in 1919.

The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by Lord. Part of a larger collection of photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia donated by John Lord to Museum Victoria.
Description:
Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
Description Of Content:
Interior of a room with a serviceman sitting next to a cannon. Another man stands behind him to the right. The seated man's hat lies in front of him on the cannon frame. Other machinery/equipment can be seen around them. The cannon points towards the outside light, and some kind of fabric/tenting is draped around the opening of the room.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 65 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War I in Photographs, Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sergeant John Lord, AIF (1896-1951)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: weapons & munitions
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915
Previous Owner: Sergeant John Lord

Private John Lord was originally identified as the photographer of the album, but as there is no record of him serving on Gallipoli, and images in the album depict Gallipoli, the photographer is probably an unknown soldier.

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