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Photograph - Soldiers Being Shelled in Trench, Gallipoli, Turkey, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050453

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).

Fredrerick Mitchell Waite was 34 years old when he joined up in Toowomba, QLD on 4 November1914. He served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the Gallipoli Campaign. During an raid on June 28th 1915 he received a special mentioning for rescuing wounded under heavy fire. He became Captain before the end of the war and returned to Australia in 1919.
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
Four men sitting in a trench. All the men are wearing slouch hats. The person in front is wearing an shirt with the arms cut off. The two men in the back are hardly visible. Above the men there is an blanket to shield the men from the sun.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, trenches, militaria australian, sea shells
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: battles & battlefields
Original Caption: While we were being shelled. Sitting and lying in trenches Fred Waite
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above image: 'While we were being shelled'
Hand written on image: 'Fred Waite'
Hand written on secondary support below image: 'Sitting and lying in trenches'
[illegible needs proof reading from the album]

Bottom right corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '30'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915
Person Depicted: Frederick Waite - Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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