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Photograph - 'Sports on H.M.T. Kashmir', Sergeant Major G.P. Mulcahy, World War I, 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 120349

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 boxing match between two unknown combatants on board the H.M.T. Kashmir. The image is dated 1919 and therefore the Kashmir is likely to be bound for Australia.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Two figures wrestling in what appears to be a makeshift ring. Other figures surround the ring, apparently watching the match, whilst a figure in what appears to be a uniform stands to the left and appears to be serving as umpire.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services 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: amusements
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph and in the centre of the album page: 'Sports on H.M.T. "KASHMIR" / 1919'
Stamped in purple ink on the back of the photograph: '503'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, 1919
Date Depicted: 1919

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