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Photograph - London Zoo, London, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 11 Sep 1915 Reg. No: MM 050423
- Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army), returning to Australia in 1919.
The photograph was taken at London Zoo in Regents Park in September/October/November 1915.
- Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
- Description Of Content:
- Photograph of three men sitting on an bench at the London Zoo. The soldiers appear to be wearing hospital uniforms, the person on the left is possibly wearing an peaked general service cap, the person in the centre, identified as George Simpson Millar, is wearing an Australian slouch hat with an light horseman plume and he has an bandaged hand. The person on the right is also wearing an hat, but it is placed too far back on his head to be identifiable.
|Dimensions:||60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, zoos|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Original Caption:||England. Australia. Canada. London Zoo. Sept 11th|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written on secondary support above image: 'England Australia Canada'
Hand written on secondary support below image: 'London Zoo Sept 11th\GSM'
Bottom left corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '19'
|Format:||Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions|
|Place & Date Depicted:||London, England, Great Britain, 1915|
|Photographer:||Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919|