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Photograph - 'Somewhere on the Canal', Private John Lord, World War I, circa 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 120019

Summary:
Black and white photographic print.

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 one of his friends (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.

Image depicting the view 'somewhere' along an inidentified canal, a possible reference to the Sweet Water Canal near Ismalia, since in April 1916 the 13th Australian Field Ambulance stopped briefly at Moascar (which is near the canal) en route to the Serapeum.
Description:
Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
Description Of Content:
Photograph is dominated by what appears to be either a hole or a trench in the dirt.
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: 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: marches & movements
Inscriptions: Hand written in pencil below image: 'Somewhere on the Canal'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Egypt, circa 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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