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Photograph - 'Looking Towards Cape Helles', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120014

Summary:
Black and white photographic print depicting Walker's Ridge looking towards Cape Helles. Walker's Ridge was named for Brigadier-General Harold Walker the commander of the New Zealand Infantry at the Gallipoli landing who set up his headquarters in that area. Walker's Ridge is now a cemetery for the Gallipoli campaign where thirty Australians are buried.

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:
View from Walkers Ridge towards Cape Helles. A path is visable leading to the water from the bottom left. A ship is in the Harbour.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 65 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, egypt
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: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the support underneath the image: 'From Walkers Ridge looking / towards Cape Helles.'
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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