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Photograph - 'A Corp. Going to the Trenches', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120501

One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.

Image depicting the A Corp 'going to the trenches' at Ismalia. The troops are being led by Father Hearne and Lieutenant Johnston.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Large group of servicemen walking in formation towards the camera. Two of the servicemen appear to be leading the group as they are out in front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr J. Willis, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 159 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, troops
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, AIF (1877-1915)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: marches & movements
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'A Corp. going to the Trenches / (Ismalia) Fr. Hearne Lieut. Johnston / in front.'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'Ismalia / A Corp. ready to / Go to trenches / Father Hearne / & / Lieut. Johnston / in front / 75 / 2-1'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Captain Edward McKenna, Ismalia, Egypt, 1914-1915
Place & Date Depicted: Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918

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