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Photograph - 'Officers of E. Corp 7th Battalion', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050637

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.

Image depicting Lieutenant Blick, Lieutenant Rogers and Captain McKenna, officers of the 7th Battalion, E Corp., during a tent airing at Mena Camp. Lieutenant Frank Oswald Rogers was assigned to the 7th Battion E Company and returned to Australia in 1915 after being wounded at Gallipoli. Lieutenant Leslie Colin Blick and Captain Edward Albert McKenna were both assigned to the 7th Battalion E Corp. and were killed in action during the second wave of the landing at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915.

Both the caption and the inscription on the back of the photograph record Lieutenant Roger's name as 'Rodgers' rather than 'Rogers.'
Description Of Content:
Three servicemen sitting around what appears to be a makeshift table, each holding a cigarette and facing the camera. In that bakground are tents and a handful of servicemen.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 86 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, army camps, soldiers, tents
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: officers
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the bottom left corner of the photo album page: 'b'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Officers of E. Corp 7th Battalion. / Lieut. Blick, Lieut. Rodgers. Capt. McKenna. / Tent Airing.'
Hand-written in pencil on the support top left corner of photograph: 'b'
Han-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'Officers E. Corp / 7th Batt A.I.F. / tent airinig'
Organisations Depicted: LILLIE MCKENNA
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mena Camp, Egypt, 1914-1915
Person Depicted: Lieutenant Leslie Blick - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Egypt, (1914 - 1915)
Person Depicted: Captain Edward McKenna, Egypt
Person Depicted: Lieutenant Frank Rogers, Egypt
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918

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