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Photograph - HMS Albion, Lemnos Harbour, Greece, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050353

Summary:
Photograph of the British battleship HMS Albion, Lemnos Harbour, Greece, taken in 1915.

In an album that belonged to Australian serviceman Trooper George Simpson Millar 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.

HMS Albion was an pre-dreadnought battleship laid down in December 1898. It served in the Dardenelles during the Gallipoli campaign. A week after this photo was taken the Albion ran aground on an sandbank off Gaba Tepe and sustained heavy shelling from the Turkish forts. After the war it was decommisioned and scrapped.
Description:
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
A battleship in a harbour. Several other warships are visible in the vicinity. Land is visible in the extreme background.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, ships, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War I in Photographs, Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battleships
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above the image: 'English Battleship "Albion"'
Hand written on secondary support below the image: 'IN Lemnos Harbour'
Bottom right corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '6'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Lemnos Harbour, Greece, 1915
Ship Depicted: Royal Navy (RN)
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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