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Photograph - 'Tel-el-Kebir', Egypt, Sergeant Major G.P. Mulcahy, World War I, 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 120347

Summary:
One of 44 black and white photographs in an album bound in green suede, believed to have been taken by Sergeant Major Gilbert Payne Mulcahy during World War I. It documents his military service in Egypt, France, Belgium and his return to Australia via Capetown and the Quarantine Station, Point Nepean, 1916-1919.

Image of a group of servicemen at Tel el-Kabir, Egypt. During World War I Tel el-Kabir was a training site for the Australian Imperial Forces. The image is dated to 1916.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Group of ten servicemen, all facing the camera. Three men sit on the ground and the remaining seven stand behind them. In the background are tents and in the foreground what looks like supplies or personal belongings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Servicemen's League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 43 mm (Height), 65 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, troops
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sergeant Gilbert Payne Mulcahy, AIF (1893-1979)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph and towards the centre of the album page: 'Tel-el-Kabir, Egypt, 1916'
Hand-written in ink on the back of the photograph: 'a group of the Hdq / chaps at our (illegible) / Camp / Feb. 1816'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, Tel-el-Kabir, Egypt, 1915-1919
Place & Date Depicted: Tel el-Kebir, Egypt, 1916

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