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Photograph - 'Corner of French Lone Pine', Turkey, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120044

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 a trench at Lone Pine, the occupants of the trench are behind a curtain. During the Battle of Lone Pine seven Victoria Crosses were awarded to Australians.
Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
Description Of Content:
Looking down a trench towards what seems to be a dead end. Both 'walls' of the trench are lined with sandbags. The upper portion of the photograph is sky and across the middle of the photograph are what appears to be two wires suspended above the trench.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 107 mm (Height), 80 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: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the support underneath the photograph: '?ourer of ?rench / Lone Pine'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'A ?ourer of a first line / trench. The occupants are / behind the curtain looking / towards the (next few words are difficult to read)'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Turkey, 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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