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Photograph - 'One of the Graves', Gunner Frederick Thomas Brem, Gallipoli, 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 120051

Summary:
Black and white photographic print depicting the grave of a Gunner Frederick Thomas Brem of the 3rd Battery A.F.A. Brem was killed in action on the 17th of July 1915 at Gallipoli. The location of his body is today unknown. .

The inscription on the back of the image states that the headstone was created and erected by the comrades of the fallen servicemen. Brem's Service Record, held by the National Archives of Australia, states his burial place at 'Square K. Hells Corner,' providing the likely location for the image. There is no known reference to 'Hells Corner' outside of this album; however, it is possible that 'Hells Corner' is in fact 'Hells Spit Corner.'

Today Gunner Frederick Thomas Brem has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 11 at the Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli.

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 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:
Middle left of image shows the gravestone of F.T Brem. The stone has the inscription 'IN / MEMORY OF / G F T. BREM / KILLED / 17 7 15 / 3RD BT AFA. directly in front of the grave stone circular objects have been arranged in a cross shape. There is a border around the grave's edge and trees and shrubs are in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 45 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
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: war graves & burials
Inscriptions: Hand written in pencil directly under the photograph: ' One of the graves'.
Hand written in ink on verso: 'Type of Headstone / erected by comrades of / the fallen. Many / hours were spent fashion- / ing these tablets. / Gallipoli 1916
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.
Person Depicted: Gunner Frederick Brem, Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915

Gunner FT Brem 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade was killed in action 17 July 1915 at Gallipoli near Lone Pine.

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