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Photograph - '3rd Field Ambulance Advance Dressing Station', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120037

Summary:
Black and white photographic print postcard. Depicts the advance dressing station for the 3rd Field Ambulance Division along with the battle position for the Battle of Lone Pine. The image is taken from Rest Gully (also known at Canterbury Gully) and also shows the location of Brown's Dip, the cemetery for the casualties of the Battle of Lone Pine.

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:
Approximately fifty to sixty men on slope with three entrances to small shelters in middleground. Some men are walking and some are gathered together in groups. Around them on the slope are three main paths, bushes, sandbags, and telegraph poles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 100 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, Sergeant John Lord, AIF (1896-1951)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: medical services & facilities
Inscriptions: Hand written in pencil above and to the top right of the image: ' Lone Pine charge from / here ... 3rd Field Ambulance / advance / dressing / station'. Two thin hand drawn lines in pencil from top centre of image to middle of image. Hand written in pencil below and to the bottom right of the image: 'L Pine / Brown's Dip / Rest gully. ( Crossed out) / Gallipoli Peninsular 1915.'
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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