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Photograph - Alexandria Wharf, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050638

One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.

According to the inscription this image was taken by Lieutenant Grills depicting Captains Hunter, Weddell and McKenna on board what looks be a train at the Alexandria Wharf. Captain Herbert Humphrey Hunter was assigned to the 7th Battalion G Company. He was killed in action in May 1915 at Gallipoli. Lieutenant Robert Hunter Weddell was assigned to the 7th Battalion F Company. He returned to Australia as Major Weddell in February 1916. Captain Edward Albert McKenna is believed to have been the main photographer of the album and was assigned to the 7th Battlion E Corp. He was killed in action at the Gallipoli landing.
Description Of Content:
Three servicemen each facing the camera out of individual windows on what appears to be a train.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 64 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, army camps, soldiers, trains
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, AIF (1877-1915)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: marches & movements
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the bottom right corner of the photo album page: '5'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Taken by Lieut. ? at the wharf / at Alexandria. / Captains Hunter. Weddell & McKenna.'
Hand-written in pencil on the support to the right of the photograph: 'a'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: '...Grills on the wharf / at Alexandria / Just before we left for / Cairo (dash on an angle underneath the last three letters) / Capts. Hunter Weddel + Self.'
Organisations Depicted: LILLIE MCKENNA
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Lieutenant Shannon Grills, Alexandria, Egypt, 1914-1915
Place & Date Depicted: Alexandria, Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918

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