Photograph - Digging Trenches, Egypt, 1915-1916 Image Reg. No: MM 067699

Summary:
Small photograph of men in uniform posing with digging implements. They have been digging a trench; there are sandbags in the foreground of the photograph. The photograph a was taken in Egypt, 1915-1916, and is part of a collection of photographs belonging to Alfred Galbraith. Sapper Galbraith was in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France on 15 July 1916.
Description Of Content:
Small photograph of men in uniform posing with digging implements. They have been digging a trench; there are sandbags in the foreground of the photograph. One of the men is identified with a purple ink cross, and the caption on the reverse reads: Digging Trenches
The photograph a was taken in Egypt, 1915-1916, and is part of a collection of photographs belonging to Alfred Galbraith. Sapper Galbraith was in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France 15 July 1916.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: army camps, australian army, australian military forces, military memorabilia, sand bags, trenches, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Original Caption: "Trench Digging."
Organisations Depicted: 2nd Division Australian Army.; 5th Division Australian Army.
Format: Photograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Egypt, 1915-1916
Other Association (See Comments): Alfred Galbraith

May have been the photographer - the collection relates to his war experience.

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