Photograph - '24th Bn. Memorial, Mouquet Farm', Sergeant Major G.P. Mulcahy, World War I, 1916-1919 Image Reg. No: MM 120373

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 depicting servicemen surrounding the memorial to the 24th Battalion at Mouquet Farm, France. Mouquet Farm was part of the Battle of the Somme, the farm was eventually captured in late September 1916. This image is therefore likely to have been taken after this date.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Large group of servicemen all seated in the vegetation around a cross. All of the men are facing away from the camera and in the direction of the cross.
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, memorials, death mourning
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: war graves & burials
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: '24th Bn. Memorial, Mouquet Farm'
Hand-written in ink on the back of the photograph: '24th Bn Cross (rest obscured) / at Mouquet Farm / on anniversary (rest obscured)'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, Mouquet Farm, France, 1915-1919
Place Depicted: Mouquet Farm, France

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