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Photograph - 'A. Morrison, L. Harpham, K. Henderson, N.Little', Egypt, Trooper G.S. Millar, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050536

Summary:
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. Morrison, L. Harpham, K. Henderson and N. Little. K. Henderson and N. Little both have a notation next to their name that identifies them as being killed. Trooper Archibald ("Archie") Maclaine Morrison enlisted on October 1, 1914 and was assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron. Trooper Leonard Wilson Harpham enlisted on September 22, 1914 and was assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, C Section. In July 1915 he was promoted to Lance Corporal before being granted a provisional discharge in December 1915 to take up a commission as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery, Special Reserve, Imperial Force. Trooper Kenneth Selby Henderson enlisted on October 1, 1914 and was assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment C Squadron. In November 1915 he was granted a provisional discharge to take up a temporary commission with the Royal Flying Corp. Trooper Neville Montague Little enlisted on October 5, 1914 and was assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron. Little was killed in action on September 3, 1916.
Description:
Monochrome photograph in red, cloth-bound photograph album.
Description Of Content:
Image depicting four servicemen in a group photograph. Two of the servicemen squat in the front, holding rifles, whilst the other two servicemen stand behind them. All of the servicemen are in full uniform and facing the camera, except for the servicemen standing on the right who is looking at something to the left of frame. In the backgound some tents can be seen.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, 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
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the support above the top right corner of the photograph: 'd'
Typed in blue ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'A. Morrison, L. Harpham / K, Henderson, N. Little'
Hand-written in black ink on the support underneath the photograph and below the typed names of K. Henderon and N. Little: 'Killed ; Killed'
People Depicted: MILLAR, G. S. (LT.)
Format: Negative
Place & Date Depicted: Ma Adi El, Egypt, 1915
Person Depicted: Tpr Archibald Morrison - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Egypt, 1915
Person Depicted: Tpr Neville Little - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Egypt, 1915
Person Depicted: Tpr Leonard Harpham, Egypt, 1915
Person Depicted: Lance Corporal Kenneth Henderson - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 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

Comments

Barbara Scott Posted on 17 Aug 2013 6:37 PM
I have a later photograph of Neville Little in hospital in Cairo - 1917. He was one of at least 60 in the photo - an enormous factory-like space - a white inkline marks his bed - many other faces in the photo are recognizable.Is there some way I can submit a copy of the photo to you ?
Discovery Centre Posted on 18 Aug 2013 10:27 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Barbara, please feel free to email a copy of your image to discoverycentre@museum.vic.gov.au

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