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Photograph - 'Cape Helles', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120015

Summary:
Black and white photographic print depicting Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Cape Helles was one of the landing sites at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. Cape Helles is now one of the main memorial sites of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is mainly dedicated to British and Indian troops involved in the Gallipoli Campaign.

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:
Eight men standing among dug outs on a ridge. One man at top of rigde has arms extended in front of him. Six men in middle ground stand or bend over to debris on ground, and one man in foreground stands facing away from the camera.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)

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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
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Hand written in pencil below image: ' 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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