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Photograph - 'Turks in Gaol Awaiting Removal', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 120017
- Black and white photographic print depicting Turkish prisoners of war awaiting transport.
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.
- Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- In the foreground and and middleground is a barbed wire fence with posts, enclosing a group of sitting and standing men. Some fabric hangs over the rear fence, and a tent lies beyond it on the pock-marked dry land behind the enclosure. Objects are visible on the left of the horizon, including what might be a horse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Lord, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||65 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||prisoners of war|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in pencil directly below image: 'Turks in gaol awaiting / removal'. On verso, hand written in ink: 'Turkish prisoners / awaiting removal / from Gallipoli 1916 [year underlined]'.|
|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.