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Photograph - Soldiers on Demolished Buildings, Driver Cyril Rose, World War I, 1916-1919 Image Reg. No: MM 117732

Summary:
One of 129 World War I photographs likely to have been taken by Driver Cyril Rose, AIF. Rose was made a driver in the 1st Australian Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company before moving to the 2nd Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company when in France. He sailed from Melbourne on 22 December 1916 on the Persic, arriving in England in March 1917. In June he was sent to France where his service consisted of driving in a supply column. He returned to Australia on the Persic on 13 July 1919.

A majority of the images included in the album appear to be from the time Rose spent in England, particularly Wiltshire, before he travelled to France. The album also includes images of servicemen, battle sites, buildings and Cologne, Germany.

Image depicting two servicemen sitting on a large pile of rubbleof demolished buildings. As Cyril Rose spent a majority of his wartime service in France it is possible that this is the result of bombs being dropped on a French city.
Description:
Black and white photographic print on paper.
Description Of Content:
Image depicting a large pile of rubble. At the top of the pile are two servicemen, one sitting and one standing. The seated serviceman is looking at the camera whilst the other is facing towards the camera but looking at something he hold in his hands.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Servicemen's League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 59 mm (Height), 105 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, drivers
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: 1916-1919
Compiled By: Driver Cyril Rose - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 1916-1919

Although it is possible that Rose was the photographer, it is unclear how he could have been present to take some of the images included in the album making it more likely that he collected the images.

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