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Photograph - 'C Squadron Lines', Egypt, Trooper G.S. Millar, World War I, 1914-1915 Reg. No: MM 050543
- One of 49 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Troop (later Lieutenant) G.S. Millar depicting the Light Horse camp in Egypt, 1915, prior to Gallipoli.
Image depicting a collection of tethered, untacked horses in the desert belonging to the C Squadron. Amongst the horses are some servicemen who attending to the horses. Horses were tethered in camp by both head and heel ropes between long ropes called picket lines. Their saddles and other tack were stored at the front of the horses.
- Monochrome photograph in red, cloth-bound photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- Image depicting a large group of tethered, untacked horses in the desert arranged into two lines all with feed bags. Amongst the horses are two servicemen. One of the servicemen is facing away from the camera apparently walking between two of the horses. The other serviceman, who stands near the head of one of the horses, is facing the camera and patting the horse behind him on the neck.
|Dimensions:||200 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, horses, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, military memorabilia, army camps, militaria australian|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in pencil on the support above the top right corner of the photograph: '9'
Typed in blue ink on the support below the photograph: '"C" Squadron Lines.'
|People Depicted:||MILLAR, G. S. (LT.)|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Ma Adi El, Egypt, 1915|
|Photographer:||Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, Maadi, Egypt, 1915
Likely to have been taken by Troop (later Lieutenant) G.S. Millar