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Members Of Australian 6th Battalion Resting In Old Trench During Advance To Lihons, France

1918/1920s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, typed caption label affixed to backing below image, 42.2 x 58.1cm. Slight retouching to centre of image and stains to upper portion, laid down on original backing. Original frame.

Caption reads “A photograph taken on the morning of the 10th [August], 1918, during the advance towards Lihons, showing members of the 6th Battalion resting in an old trench. The Battalion had sustained heavy casualties in the attack upon Crepy Wood position, and this little group, when photographed, found themselves without officers and in [the] charge of the staff-sergeant on top of the bank, who is seen making a check roll-call.”

This image is held in the Australian War Memorial collection, with an extended caption which includes “August” in the date and the names of some of the men “Left to right, sitting on the bank: Sergeant (Sgt) Hunt: Quartermaster Sergeant Kirby; Sgt Ward. Front row, in the trench: unidentified; unidentified; Tullock, on the right (leaning).” Ref: AWM (E02866).

Item #CL174-104

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  Other currencies

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