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Photograph - Soldier in Bed, Camberwell, London, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050397

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 at 1st General Hospital in Camberwell in London in September/October 1915.

William Leslie McDonald was 25 years and 8 months old when he joined up in Roseberry, NSW on 19 August 1914. He served in the 1st Light Horse and had formerly served in 5th Light Horse. He got wounded at Gallipoli the 22 August and sent on the SS Caledonia to a Hospital in Camberwell in London. After being hospitalised he rejoined the Light Horse in Egypt before he was wounded and sent back to Australia in 1918.

Clifford Charles Haydon was 23 years and 3 months old when he joined up in Roseberry, NSW on 2 September 1914. He served in the 1st Light Horse during the Gallipoli campaign. He got wounded at Gallipoli the 22 August and sent on the SS Caledonia to a Hospital in Camberwell in London. He got wounded again and sent back to Australia in 1917. He is sometimes refereed to as 'Lord Dudley' in the Album.
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of two soldiers in an hospital ward. One of the soldiers (previously identified as Bill MacDonald) is lying in bed. While the other soldier (identified as "Lord Dudley") is sitting on his right hand side. Lord Dudley is wearing a special blue hospital uniform issued to wounded soldiers. This uniform is sometimes known as 'Hospital blues'.
Discipline: Technology

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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: Save in bed at last Lord Dudley and Bill McDonald
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above image: '"Safe in bed at last"'
Hand written on secondary support below image: '"Lord Dudley & Bill Macdonald'
Bottom leftt corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '15'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Date Depicted: Camberwell, England, Great Britain, 1915

1st London General Hospital at Camberwell
Person Depicted: William McDonald - Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Person Depicted: Clifford Haydon - Australian Imperial Force (AIF)

Identified as "Lord Dudley" in the caption. The name has been attributed to Haydon in another caption.
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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