Photographs

Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, Albert Bapaume Area, Picardie, Somme, France (Unknown War Photographer) - $750 #121408
October, 1916

'Looking south towards Pozieres, this position was the scene of severe trench warfare, neither side holding it for more than a few hours at a time. It eventually became, in that particular period of fighting, part of no man's land.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Houplines, Nord Region, Lys Area, Western Front, France (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $850 #121409
December,1916

'Members of the 42nd Battalion taking a short cut through a shell hole in a wall near the Asylum at Houplines, France. Identified from left to right: Private (Pte) Ernest John Rawlings from Isis Junction, North Coast Line, Queensland (died on 28 April 1918 of wounds received at Villers Bretonneux, France) and 811 Pte Franklin Herbert Reginald Hocking from Warwick, Queensland.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Picardie, Somme, France (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $550 #121405
December, 1916

'Three unidentified Australian soldiers, in a snow covered courtyard, carrying two large pots of dinner for their unit. The unit was billeted in this area of the Somme. Note another soldier in the background.'

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Longueval, Albert Bapaume Area, Picardie, France (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $850 #121397
December, 1916

'Stretcher bearers bringing out wounded of the 4th Australian Division from the front line near Delville Wood, Longueval. These journeys, through cold and wet and heavy mud over a distance of two miles (occasionally shortened by use of the Light Railway) were something of a hardship. Identified are: Private Linou, 4th Field Ambulance (third from the left with arm outstretched), and Private Pearce, 4th Field Ambulance (fourth from left). (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Picarde, Somme, France (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $750 #121383
1916-17

'Two unidentified Australian soldiers gathered at a small shelter. This type of shelter was generally used by the Australians while on the Somme.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Mametz, Albert Combles Area, Picadie, Somme, France (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $750 #121406
January, 1917

'Two Australian soldiers enjoying a warm drink outside their snow covered corrugated iron dugout at Mametz Wood, in France, in January 1917. Behind the man on the left can be seen the handle of a spade and another is just to the left of his left hand. These spades would be used to dig the snow away from the entrance to the dugout.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Armentieres, Lys Area, Nord Region, Western Front, France (Frank Hurley ?) - $850 #121412
January, 1917

'Members of the 42nd Battalion taking off their gum boots after a tour in the trenches at Armentieres. Left to right: Private (Pte) H J Warren, C Company: Corporal (Cpl) J Brebner, B Company; Pte J Clarke, D Company; Cpl J Connor, A Company (sitting in the corner partially obscured); Pte H Morris, D Company; Cpl R Mahoney, D Company.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Bapaume,Picardie,Somme,France (Frank Hurley ?) - $950 #121378
March, 1917

'Australian transport wagons passing through a ruined streets in Baupaume some time after the occupation of the town by the Australians in March, 1917. Note the debris in the left foreground.' (AWM)


An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
English Channel - HMAT Ballarat (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $750 #121388
25th April, 1917

'The transport HMAT Ballarat after being torpedoed by a German submarine off the southern English coast. In the background a British destroyer is standing by to take troops.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Hannebeek, Menin Road Area, Western Front, Belgium (Frank Hurley) - $850 #121394
September, 1917

'View of captured German dugouts at Hannebeek in Belgium, which were almost completely demolished by our heavy bombardments.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Ypres, Western Front, Belgium (Frank Hurley) - $950 #121381
September, 1917

'Members of the 14th Battalion AIF having a meal near Gordon House in the Ypres salient during a brief respite from the fighting. Note the crosses above graves in the right foreground. Identified is 430 Thomas Charles Upton, 4th Machine Gun Battalion.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Ypres Area, Western Front, Belgium. (Frank Hurley ?) - $750 #121400
13th September, 1917

'Four dead horses and an overturned limber are the result of an enemy 5.9 inch shell at Hellfire Corner in the Ypres salient.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Dickebusch, Ypres Area, Western Front, Belgium (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $850 #121395
13th September, 1917

'View of a Royal Flying Corps observation balloon, fully inflated on the ground in tent lines.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Ypres Area, Western Front, Belgium (Unknown Australian War Photographer) - $750 #121389
17th September, 1917

'This particular spot, during the various Ypres battles, was never free of such a scene as the photograph depicts. Not the soldiers marching down the road towards the three dead horses in the foreground.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.
Clapham Junction, Ypres, Belgium (Frank Hurley) - $950 #121402
20th September, 1917

'View of a tank put out of action in a shell pitted area near Clapham Junction, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium. The tank was damaged by an enemy tank gun during the attack on 20 September 1917.' (AWM)

An original photograph taken from a contemporary album collection.