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Photograph - 'Dug Out', Gallipoli, Turkey, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120047

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.

The image shows a dug out at Gallipoli.
Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
Description Of Content:
In the centre of the image is a shelter that appears to have been built into the side of a hill of some kind. The entranceway is surrounded by vegetation and to the right of the photograph, on a ledge above the entranceway, is a pile of several sandbags.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 59 mm (Height), 55 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: army camps
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the support underneath the photograph: 'Dug Out'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'One of the dug / outs. Note the / Sand bags. Also the / (next two lines are difficult to read) / Gallipoli / 1916'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 1916
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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