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Photograph - Nurse With Soldier, SS Caledonia, Gibraltar, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050371

Summary:
Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army), returning to Australia in 1919.

The photograph was taken onboard SS. Caledonia at Gibraltar in August/September 1915 while George Simpson Millar was being evacuated from Gallipoli to a hospital in London.

SS Caledonia was an ocean liner with the Anchor Line. She was built in 1906 and served as an hospital ship during World War I. On 4 December 1916 she was sunk by the German Submarine U-65 in the Mediterranean,
Description:
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
In the foreground there is an female nurse (Sister Frances Bennet) holding the arm of an unnamed patient. In the background there is a fixed ladder and an roofed structure. The photo is most likely taken onboard SS Caledonia, but can also have been taken on land in Gibraltar as the caption mention both places.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, ships, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: medical patients & treatment
Original Caption: Sister Frances Bennet. S.S. Caledonia, Gibraltar
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above image: 'Sister Frances Bennet'
Hand written on secondary support below image: 'S.S. Caledonia Gibraltar'
Bottom right corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '14'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Gibraltar, Gibraltar, 1915
Ship Depicted: ., 1915
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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