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Photograph - Soldier Reading Letter, Gallipoli, Turkey, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050435

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 Gallipoli during George Simpson Millars time on the peninsula (May-August 1915).
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
A soldier is sitting down and reading an letter in an trench wearing uniform pants, a white shirt and a slouch hat. In the background there is a wool blanket and the trench wall.

The photo is from the same place as MM 050451
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, letters, military memorabilia, trenches, militaria australian
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Original Caption: Self Reading Letter from 9 No. 3
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above image: '"Self"'
Hand written on image to the left: 'GSM'
Hand written on secondary support below image: 'reading letter from ?'
Bottom left corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '25'
People Depicted: MILLAR, G. S. (LT.)
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915
Person Depicted: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery

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