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Manuscript Name World War 1914-1918 photograph collection
Manuscript Number MSS 012
Last Updated August 2021
Extent 41 cm (7 albums)
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Black and white photographic record of Australian Infantry Forces during and after World War I. The photographs have been glued into the albums and appear to be copies of photographs held by the Australian War Memorial.

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Black and white photographic record of Australian Infantry Forces during and after World War I. The photographs have been glued into the albums and appear to be copies of photographs held by the Australian War Memorial.

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World War 1914-1918 photograph collection, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 012, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


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World War 1914-1918, soldiers, Australian soldiers, World War 1914-1918 portraits.




Container List


Box 1

Box-folder 1 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., France, Belgium, 1917-1919:
E4C43: The ruins of Ferme de Mouquet, France, 5th Australian Division suffered severe causalities in an attack on the German lines in this sector
E5: Mouquet Farm, France, looking towards Pozieres, October 1916
EZ70: A portion of one side of a huge mine crater in a forward area in France
EZ75: A party of Australian officers taking luncheon in a shell hole in the forward area in France
EZ76: The field kitchens of a battalion in the support line of trenches in France
EZ95: The main road to Bapaume through devastated area of Pozieres, France
EZ101: A German trench captured by the Australians in the devastated area near Courcelette, France
EZ103: 3rd Australian Divisional Field Dressing Station; ambulance returning to a casualty clearing station from the forward area with wounded men and transport moving up to the forward area with supplies, over a muddy track in France
EZ112: 'Cookers' of an Australian unit in a quarry in a forward area in France
EZ113: Australian field kitchens near a main road in the reserve area in France
EZ141: 'Hot work at the guns', a field gun of an Australian battery at barrage fire on the enemy trenches at Pozieres, France, July 1916, 1st Australian Siege Battery (Lieut. J.E. Henry, Corp. J. Purdue, Gunner C. Jackson, Bomb. W. Fenton, Gunner P.N.F. Clarke)
EZ149: 2nd Australian Siege Battery, loading their gun. The shell of this field piece is called a 'Flying Pig'
EZ125: An Australian chaplain delivering the sermon at the unveiling of the memorial to the 1st Australian Division, 8 July 1917, at Pozieres, France
E4946: Stretcher bearers of the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade, under the Red Cross flag, passing the old cemetery of Pozieres, France (at this point Tramway Trench crossed Brind's Cut)
E2019: Australian troops passing the Albert Cathedral, France, early in 1917
E1028: The interior of the Cathedral at Albert, France, 30th September 1917
E2067: Albert Cathedral, France, September 1917
E569: A party of Australians engaged in road-making near Bazentin, France, December 1916
E35: Walking wounded of the 2nd Australian Division on their way to the dressing station near Bernafay, France, December 1916
E49: Stretcher bearers bringing out wounded of the 4th Australian Division from the front line near Delville Wood, Longueval, France, December 1916
E520: Two Australian officers visiting the ruins of the village of Flers, France, 11th May 1917. The brick wall is all that remains of the church
E575: Switch Trench, in reserve line near Gueudecourt, France, December 1916
E577: Wading through the Gird Trench, near Gueudecourt, France, December 1916
E72: Australians returning from a hot bath at Heilly, France, December 1916
E51: The Australian Comforts Fund stall in the mud at Longueval, France, December 1916. The attendants serving at this stall were both killed in the explosion at the Town Hall, Bapaume
E153: Australians breaking ice outside their dug-outs at Mametz Circus, France, January 1917
E155: Australians enjoying a warm drink outside their dug-outs at Mametz Wood, France, January 1917
E426: The band of the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade, led by Bandmaster Sergeant Pheagan, of the 19th Battalion, passing through the Grande Place, Bapaume, France, 19th March 1917, playing the Victoria March 
E594: Australian transport wagons passing through a ruined street in Bapaume, France, some time after the occupation of the town by the Australians March 1917
E432: Australian transport returning along the Bapaume Road, France, for supplies for the troops fighting beyond Bapaume, March 1917. Le Sars railway station, the Quarry and the Butte de Warlencourt are in the background
E529: A view looking north from the cross-roads south-west of Beaumetz, France, April 1917, where the Australians withstood a German counter-attack during the fighting at Beaumetz between 21st - 25th March
E207: Australian artillery being pushed up on trucks near Eaucourt L'Abbaye, France, on the day following the commencement of the Germans retirement on the Somme, February 1917
E4582: The battlefield of Lagnicourt, France, 16 September 1917
E1016: A crater at Lagnicourt, France, 16 September 1917
E215: The Maze near Le Barque, France, 28th February 1917
E342: Wounded at an Australian hospital in a chapel at Millencourt, France, February 1917
E514: A first aid post near Noreuil, France, 7th May 1917, showing stretcher-bearing in wounded during the fighting at Bullecourt
E442: A German shell bursting on the Bapaume road, north-east of Noreuil, 4th May 1917
E650: An Australian transport wagon, 5th June 1917, galloping along the road near Red Lodge, behind Hill 63, Belgium, whilst the Germans were shelling the batteries of the Australian and New Zealand Artillery concentrated there for the battle of Messines, which opened on 7th June 1917
E4604: A general view of the famous fighting ground of Hill 60, Belgium, 26th August 1917
E649: An Australian motor lorry speeding along the road towards Hill 63 (in the background), 5th June 1917, during the shelling of the Anzac batteries concentrated in the sector to take part in the battle of Messines, Belgium, two days later
E3861: A dummy tree used as on observation post on Hill 63 by Australian troops during the battle of Messines, Belgium, 7th June 1917. Picture taken on 2nd December 1917
E632: Australians of the 13th Brigade studying the large contour map near Petit Pont, Belgium, 6th June 1917, which was specially made to give the troops a knowledge of the Messines battle field
E482: A 3rd Australian Divisional Field Dressing Station at Kandahar Farm, Belgium, on the afternoon of 7th June 1917, during the Battle of Messines
E1292: A view of the Douve river on 11th November 1917, looking towards La Potterie Farm, near Messines, Belgium
E4537: The Cross Roads, Control Post at White Gate, in the Messines sector, Belgium, where General Holmes was killed by an enemy shell when accompanying the Hon. W.A. Holman, the Premier of N.S.W. during a visit to the front, 2nd December 1917
E1241: The corduroy track across Anzac Ridge, in the Ypres sector, Belgium, 26th October 1917
E1189: Looking back to Bellevarde Ridge from the Australian Artillery position sheltered by Westhoek Ridge, 29th October 1917, showing a German shell bursting in the boggy ground
E2101: An 8-inch Howitzer of the Australian Heavy Artillery in action near Birr Cross Roads, in the Ypres sector, Belgium, 17th September 1917
E1220: Australians passing along a duck-board track on 29th October 1917, through Chateau Wood (a portion of the most famous battleground in the Ypres Salient, Belgium)
E1238: Chateau Wood and Bellevarde Lake, Ypres Salient, Belgium, 25th October 1917
E4599: An Australian rescuing a fallen comrade at Chateau Wood, Ypres sector, Belgium, 20th October 1917
E1380: Anzac Camp in the Cafe Belge area, Near Dickebusch, Belgium, 15th November 1917. Australian reserve troops occupied this camp during the fighting in the Ypres sector
E935: Men of the 40th Battalion shaving at Dragoon Farm near Ypres, 14th October 1917, after returning for a rest from the attack at Passchendaele
E1121: A scene at Garter Point on the battlefield near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium, 24th October 1917
E737: Taking shelter from a heavy shellburst at Glencorse Wood, Ypres Salient, Belgium, 20th September 1917
E766: Captured German trenches strewn with dead at Hannebeek, Belgium, after the battle of 20th September 1917
E1076: Members of an Australian Battery hauling their gun forward after the advance near Hannebeek, Ypres sector, Belgium, 4th October 1917
E833: Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division, photographed on a duck-board track near Hooge, Ypres sector, Belgium, 5th October 1917
E712: German prisoners assisting to bring in Australian wounded near Hooge, 20th September 1917
E 713: Men wounded in the Ypres battle, 20th September 1917, waiting along the Menin road to be taken to the clearing station. German prisoners are seen assisting at stretcher bearing
E711: A scene on the Menin road near Hooge, looking towards Birr Cross Roads, during the battle 20th September 1917. The wounded on the stretchers are waiting to be taken to the clearing station
E844: Looking across flooded shell craters to Menin Road, 28th September 1917
E700: A scene on the Menin road beyond Ypres, 14th September 1917
E732: Hellfire Corner, Ypres salient, Belgium, 14th September 1917
E1889: Hellfire Corner, on the Menin road, Ypres sector, Belgium, 27th September 1917
E822: 'A Souvenir King', No. 2296, Private J. Hines, of the 45th Battalion, 27th September 1917, with his trophies obtained on the morning of the advance of the 4th and 13th Brigades at Polygon Wood, Ypres sector, Belgium, during the Third Battle of Ypres
E962: A mule team bogged in the mud near Potijze Farm, Ypres sector, Belgium, 19th October 1917
E1206: Australian mechanics of the 24th and 29th Ordnance Mobile Workshops near Reninghelst, Belgium, overhauling Australian field guns on 2nd November 1917, after recent heavy firing during the Third Battle of Ypres
E1234: A view of Sanctuary Wood, Ypres sector, Belgium, showing Mount Sorel in the distance, 25th October 1917
E1135: An old gun position in Sanctuary Wood, Ypres sector, Belgium, 25th October 1917 (Mount Sorel Ridge can be seen in the background)
E1397: Motor transports with supplies passing through Vlamertinghe on their way to Ypres, Belgium, 1st October 1917
E692: No.'s 1, 2 and 3 guns of the 1st Australian Siege Battery in position at Lock 8 on the Ypres-Comines road, Belgium, 12th September 1917. The Section Commander Lieut. J.E. Hendry, is seen making his tour of inspection previous to reporting 'Ready' to the Battery Commander for a Shoot
E658: Gunners of the 2nd Australian Siege Battery working a 9.2 Howitzer in their gasmasks during an attack at Voormezeele, Belgium, 15th September 1917
E694: The 2nd Australian Siege Battery in action at Voormezeele, Belgium, September 1917
E659: An 8-inch Howitzer of the 1st Australian Siege Battery (formerly 54th Battery, 36th Australian Brigade, R.G.A.) in action at Voormezeele, 15th September 1917
E1231: A shelter of doubtful security at Westhoek, Belgium, during the fighting in the Ypres sector, Belgium, winter of 1917
E1215: Australian reserves making their way to the front line, and packmules returning along the track which lead from Idict Corner to Westhoek Ridge, Ypres sector, Belgium, 25th October 1917 (Bellevarde Ridge can be seen in the background)
E4612: Australians on the way to take up a front line position in the Ypres sector, Belgium, 25th October 1917 (the ruins of Ypres can be seen in the background)
E4678: A water-carrying fatigue party of the 1st Australian Division passing through the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, 28th September, 1917, after having delivered water ration to the front line troops
E707: A gigantic shell crater 75 yards in circumference, Ypres, Belgium, 3rd September 1917
E715: Wounded being treated at an advanced dressing station near Ypres, Belgium, 20th September 1917
E789: German prisoners marching and carrying wounded from the front line to Hooge, morning 20th September 1917, when the Australian attack deeply penetrated the strong Hun positions in the Ypres salient
E4615: Two 12-inch Howitzers supporting the Australians from Railway Hill, Ypres salient, Belgium, 30th October 1917
E4608: Australian troops at the ramparts of Ypres, Belgium, 19th September 1917
E4730: A camouflaged 9.2-inch Howitzer and its ammunition on the Gordon road, near Ypres, Belgium, October 1917
E4609: The wreckage of two British aeroplanes which collided in flight near Ypres, Belgium, 20th September 1917
EE1065: A shrine near a demolished church at Ypres, Belgium, 2nd November 1917
E1122: The ruins of the Cathedral and Cloth Hall of Ypres, Belgium, 23 October 1917, showing in the foreground a Lewis gun section moving up to the forward area
E837: Pioneers of the 1st Australian Division preparing a duck-board track over the muddy waste near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium, 5th October 1917, the day after the Australian attack on Broodseinde Ridge
E1209: An 18-pounder gun of the 38th Battery of Australian Field Artillery, dug in among the ruins of an old factory near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium 24th October 1917 (Abraham Heights are seen on the sky line)
E1236: Australians walking along the duck-board track at Tokio, near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium 22nd October 1917, over a portion of the country captured by the Australians in the fighting of the Third Battle of Ypres, September and October 1917
E717: A loaded artillery limber passing the ruins of the Cloth Hall, Ypres, Belgium, 14th September 1917
E843: A scene along the Ypres road showing a tired battalion coming out to rest, 28th September 1917, after participating in the fierce fighting during the Third Battle of Ypres
E1398: The Lille Gate and the shell-scarred wall of Ypres, 20th September 1917, the day on which the Australian troops represented by the 1st and 2nd Division, marked their entry to the battle ground of Ypres by a series of brilliant exploits
E1890: 'The whole scene behind our infantry is massed with guns and carpeted with shells'. A battery of 8-inch Howitzers (1st Australian Siege Battery), near Gordon House, Ypres sector, Belgium 25th September 1917


Box 2

Box-folder 2 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., France, Belgium, 1917-1919:
E702: Enemy shells bursting in the ruins of Ypres, 4th September 1917
E4629: A breach made by a shell in the French cut and cover trench at Nieuport Bains, Belgium, 12th August 1917
E1420: A disabled tank in the mud near Clapham Junction, Ypres section, Belgium, 20 September 1917
E1214: Gunners of the 1st Battery of Australian Field Artillery hauling up an 18-pounder gun near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium, 1st October 1917, following an advance by the Australian troops
E5431: A 12-inch gun known as 'Hilda', Ypres sector, Belgium, October 1917, when it was used to support the troops participating in the Third Battle of Ypres
E4503: Australian wounded at an Advanced Collection Post near Zonnebeke railway station, Ypres sector, Belgium, 4th October 1917
E1123: Stretcher bearers coming back with wounded and other troops moving up to the front line over a duck-board track running across Anzac Ridge, near Garter Point, Ypres sector, Belgium, 10th October 1917, when the attack upon the enemy's positions on Passchendaele Ridge was being pressed
E1391: Transport of the 1st Australian Division passing along the screened section of the Menin road, near Hellfire Corner, Ypres sector, Belgium, 23rd October 1917
E1199: Australians behind the ruins of Ypres, Belgium, 23rd October 1917, playing their popular game of two-up
E1102: Buses conveying the 2nd Australian Division to the front, Ypres sector, passing along the road near Reninghelst, Belgium, 26th October 1917
E1124: Fresh troops passing through the ruins of Ypres, Belgium, on their way to the front line 27th October 1917
E1265: Sgt. W. Joyce (assistant to the Australian official photographer) making his way across Westhoek Ridge near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, Belgium, 29th October 1917
E1223: Members of the 1st Australian Division listening to the latest of one of their comrades around a fire in a billet at Ypres, Belgium, 28th October 1917
E1257: Viewed from an observation balloon 1,100 feet in the air, 31st October 1917
E1404: Members of the 1st Australian Infantry Battalion outside their billets in the Cavalry Barracks, Ypres, Belgium, 1st November 1917
E1230: The remaining portion of a wall of the ruined Cloth Hall, Ypres, Belgium, 5th November 1917
E1261: A typical view of the country in the Nieuport Bains sector, Belgium, where the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company was engaged, 14th November 1917
E1280: Australian nurses taking tea in their quarters at the 2nd Australian Casualty Station, near Steenwerck, Belgium, 30th November 1917
E1273: General Sir W.R. Birdwood congratulating Major A.T. Paterson, of the 39th Battalion, 3rd Australian Division, to whom he had just presented the Military Cross during a presentation parade at Neuve Eglise, France, 4th December 1917
E1542: The field kitchen of the 3rd Battalion in a rest billet at Halinghen, France, 8th December 1917
E5252: A photograph of work in a Regimental Aid Post in the Ypres sector, Belgium, showing the first stage in the application of a Thomas Hip Splint for a fracture
E1699: The shattered interior of the Cathedral of St. Vaast at Armentieres, France, 17th February 1918
E1512: Mess orderlies of an Australian unit conveying hot soup to the reserve troops near Hyde Park Corner, Messines sector, Belgium, 22nd January 1918
E4548: An observation post at German House, Ploegsteert Wood, Messines sector, Belgium, 2nd February 1918
E4789: The Hotel de Ville, Amiens, France, 30th April 1918
E4722: Old French wire in the reserve area of the Somme, near Baizieux, France, 22nd April 1918
E5248: Beaucourt Chateau, near Pozieres, France, in the Chapel of which was established an Australian Advanced Dressing Station during the fighting at Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, July 1918
E4860: A general view of a steep hillside at Blangy-Trouville, France, 30th May 1918
E4782: A British 6-inch Howitzer under camouflage near the village of Bresle, France, 21st April 1918
E4783: Two men of the Australian Field Artillery at a gun position near Bresle, France, 21st April 1918
E1877: A flight of Australian Scouting Machines at Bruay, France, 24th March 1918, ready to start bombing trip over the enemy lines
E2498: The ruins of the church at Buire, France, 14th June 1918
E2180: The timber bridge constructed by the 7th Field Company of Australian Engineers over the Somme river, near Camon, France, May 1918
E4838: A camouflage bridge across the Somme near Corbie, 24th May 1918
E4801: Camouflaged nine-inch guns at Corbie, France, May 1918, when they were employed in supporting the Australian Corps
E2697: English, American and Australian troops lunching in the shade near Corbie, France, 3rd July 1918, the day prior to the attack and capture of the German positions at Hamel and Vaire Wood
E4905: The shrapnel-pitted stone archway leading into the square at Corbie, France, 18th June 1918, when the front line was about three kilometres away
E2295: Members of the 28th Battalion, A.I.F. in the front line at Dernancourt, France, 27th April 1918
E4895: Gas projectors set for use alongside the Albert-Amiens railway near the Dernancourt Casualty Clearing Station, France, 14th June 1918
E4897: A set of 80 gas projectors alongside the Albert-Amiens railway in front of the C.C.S. at Dernancourt, France, 14th June 1918
E2363: The type of bridge used by the Australian infantry to cross the Somme Canal during April and May, at the point of the Canal near Hamelet, France, 24th May 1918
E3926: A reaping machine in a wheat field between Hamelet and Fouilloy, France, August 1918
E2632: The Australian barrage on enemy territory to assist the attack on Hamel, 4th July 1918, by the 6th, 4th and 11th Infantry Brigades, assisted by a battalion of Americans
E3840: Attack by Australian and American troops at Hamel, France, 4th July 1918
E2108: A view from the steps at the entrance to the Chateau at Heilly, France, 23 April 1918. The 3rd Australian Division was operating in the area at the time
E4708: Watering horses of the 7th Australian Field Artillery Brigade at Heilly, France, 5th April 1918
E4671: The Chateau at Heilly, France, 5th April 1918, used as Brigade Headquarters by the 3rd Australian Division, whilst the troops were engaged astride the Ancre and the Somme in holding up the enemy penetration toward Amiens
E3884: The 5th Australian Infantry Brigade with tanks advance towards the third objective near La Motte en Santerre, France 8th August 1918
E4814: A Howitzer battery of the Australian Field Artillery behind a bank on a hillside near Lavieville, France, 24th April 1918
E4910: French, American and Australian troops, 21st June 1918, at the International Post, established at the junction of the French and Australian lines in the trenches near Monument Wood, on the right of Villers Bretonneux
E4892: A group of American and Australian soldiers outside the Chateau at Querrieu, France, 10th May 1918
E4779: Guns of the Australian Field Artillery concealed in Hayricks at Ribemont, France, 21st April 1918
E2319: Germans shelling Welcome Wood, east of Vaux-sur-Somme, France, 12th April 1918
E5402: Corner of the Bois l'Abbee and the approach to Villers-Bretonneux, France, 16th June 1918 (the 13th and 15th Australian Infantry Brigades, attacking on either side of the town and recapturing it on 24th April 1918)
E2343: A view 21st May 1918, from the roof of the White Chateau, at Villiers-Bretonneux, when the Australian held white chalk line of trenches as their front line, and the enemy trenches were in front of Monument Wood
E4851: Gassed Australian soldiers lying out in the open at an over-crowded aid post near Bois de l'Abbe, France, 27th May 1918. They had been gassed in the operations in front of Villers-Bretonneux

E2157: The Church of Villers-Bretonneux, in France, in May 1918

E4907: A quarry on the Amiens Road near Villers-Bretonneux, in France, photographed on June 20th, 1918, when occupied as the Headquarters of the 37th Battalion, A.I.F.

E4909: Members of the 3rd Australian Division salvaging wool and paper from one of the factories near Villers-Bretonneux, France, 21st June 1918
E4921: Australian Engineers laying down a telephone cable to the forward lines near Villers-Bretonneux, France, 11th July 1918
E2811: The ruined church of Villers-Brettonneux, France, 11th July 1918
E3908: Depicts an incident which marked the assembly of the tanks prior to the offensive of 8th August 1918, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 17th August 1918
E3075: German prisoners captured in the Australian advance on the Somme, leaving the compound near Villers-Bretonneux, France, 27th August 1918, for the concentration camps in the back areas
E5476: A general view of Crucifix Corner cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 21st July 1919
E5487: The replica of a tablet to be placed on a monument erected in the cemetery of Villers-Bretonneux, France, by French citizens to the memory of the Australian who fell in defence of the town in Spring 1918, 17th July 1919
E2481: One of the two Cantilever bridges erected by Lieutenant Davies, M.C. of the 6th Field Company of Australian Engineers, to enable a party of the 24th Battalion to cross in the attack on Ville-sur-Ancre, 19th May 1918
E2480: A log and duck-board bridge constructed by the 6th Field Company of Australian Engineers across the River Ancre, for use by the 24th Battalion in their attack on Ville-sur-Ancre, France, 19th May 1918
E2710: The house near Ville-sur-Ancre, upon which a successful local attack was carried out by companies of the 58th and 59th Battalions, during the Battle of Hamel, France, 4th July 1918
E4809: Camouflaged positions of the 12th Australian Mobile Artillery Brigade at Busnes, France, 16th May
E2088: The shelling of the 9th Battalion billets in the reserve line at Borre, Northern France, 17th April 1918
E4743: Members of the 1st Australian Infantry Brigade, 16th April 1918, when bivouacking for the night near Borre, Northern France
E2334: Street in Caestre, France, May 1918, showing the partially wrecked church tower
E4746: Members of the 21st Australian Machine Gun Company manning hastily dug trenches in a field near Strazeele, Northern France, 16th April 1918
E3274: Kamarad, shows a party of German soldiers in the act of surrendering to troops of the 45th Australian Battalion, who were advancing beyond Ascension Farm, near Le Verguier, France, 18th September 1918
E3259: The 45th Australian Battalion at the final objective of 18th September 1918, overlooking Ascension Valley, near Le Verguier, France
E3767: An enemy armour-plated, two-seated fighting biplane brought down early in October near Sonia Wood, Beaurevoir sector, France, 10th October 1918
E3508: Advanced Headquarters of the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, established in Muchroom Quarry, near Beaurevoir, France, during the fighting by the 2nd Australian Division, between 3rd - 5th October 1918
E3585: One of many anti-tank and machine gun posts on the ridge in front of Beaurevoir, France, 11th October 1918, after the capture of that area, which formed the rear system of the Hindenburg defences
E3592: Camouflaged German machine gun post, Lormisset Farm, near Beaurevoir, France, 10th October 1918
E3247: The 45th Australian Battalion, having captured their final objective near Ascension Farm, opposite Bellenglise, France, 18th September 1918
E3948: Battle day panorama behind the Australian lines near Bellicourt, France, 4th October 1918
E3520: Captured enemy gun on the Ronssby-Bellicourt road, France, 4th October 1918
E3581: Section of a trench which formed part of the Hindenburg Main Line near Bony, France, 10th October 1918
E3481: Long black belts of thick barbed wire which formed a formidable obstacle to the Australian and American troops in the storming of the Hindenburg Defence System, near Bony, France, 3rd October 1918
E3039: Australian transport in Happy Valley, near Bray, France, 28th August 1918, passing an enemy gun believed to be mined
E3067: The 3rd Australian Pioneers digging themselves in on the slope before Bray, France, 22nd August 1918, following the attack by the 9th Infantry Brigade
E3622: Double bridge across the Somme, Brie, France, constructed by Australian Engineers, 25th September 1918
E4934: Australian soldiers carrying a dummy tank, completed with others by the 4th Field Company of Australian Engineers, near Catelet, France, 17th September 1918
E3909: Australian soldiers including Major-General J. Gellibrand, Commanding 3rd Australian Division, on a newly built bridge constructed by the 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion, over the Somme Canal between Cerisy and Chipilly, France, 17th August 1918
E3838: Australian Pioneers engaged in re-erecting the bridge at Chipilly, France, which was destroyed by the Germans in their retreat on 8th August 1918
E2999: German sniper near the Chuignolles railway dump, 23rd August 1918, who is supposed to have been finally accounted for by a Lewis gunner of the 1st Australian Battalion in a sniping duel
E3009: Chuignolles, France, 23rd August 1918, an hour after the steep heights shown had been stormed and captured by the 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
E5129: Position occupied by the big German gun at Chuignolles, France, 15th May 1919
E2878: Infantry of the 1st Australian Division moving up in the advance near Harbonnieres, France, 9th August 1918
E3819-20: 4th Army Headquarters in a camouflaged camp at Eterpigny, near Peronne, France, 20th October 1918
E3819-19: 4th Army Headquarters in a camouflaged camp at Eterpigny, near Peronne, France, 20th October 1918
E3880: Transport of the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade on their way to the rest area, passing an observation balloon at its moorings near Harbonnieres, France, 16th August 1918
E3919: Australian soldiers searching their prisoners for souvenirs near Hargicourt, France, 1st October 1918, after the attack on the Hindenburg Outpost Line
E3351: German machine gunner lying dead at his post in a trench near Hargicourt, France, 19th September 1918
E3082: German pontoon bridge on the Somme Canal, Mericourt, France, 8th August 1918, destroyed by the enemy in a futile attempt to check the Australian advance


Box 3

Box-folder 3 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., France, Belgium and Palestine, Syria, Gallipoli, 1917-1919:
E3210: General view of Mont St Quentin, France, from the South, advanced over during the renewed attack of the 21st, 23rd and 24th Battalions, 1st September 1918
E3106: The summit of Mont St Quentin, France, five minutes after it was captured by the 21st, 23rd and 24th Battalions, 1st September 1918
E3516: St Quentin canal, France, 3rd October 1918, in the Hindenburg Main Line, looking towards the Bellicourt entrance
E3017: German prisoners taken during the Australian advance along the Somme, 8th August 1918, proceeding up a hill near Morcourt, France, in charge of a single Australian soldier
E3212: Ruins of Peronne, France, 2nd September 1918
E3501: 3rd Australian Division, marching through the main street of Peronne, France, 4th October 1918, passing an American division making its way to a sector of the fighting area from which the Australians had just been withdrawn
E3575: Ruins of Perrone, France, seen through the Citadel gateway on 5th October 1918
E5401: View of ramparts of the north-east corner of Peronne, France, 14th June 1919, from the edge of Le Quinconce cemetery, showing the area represented in the official painting Attack on Peronne, by Mr Remus Fulwood
E5144: Railway and road bridges across the Somme at Peronne, France, 27th May 1919
E4939: Near Duncan Post, Ronssoy, France, 3rd October 1918, showing the distribution of land mines in the wire (Battle of the Hindenburg Line, tanks destroyed in a minefield)
E3191: Commencement of a smoke barrage put down 5th September 1918, to screen the movements of the Australian Infantry, who were crossing the Somme marshes near La Chapelette, France, to engage in fighting beyond Peronne
E2974: The church at Warfusse-Abancourt, 17th August 1918
E4562: Trench excavated by the 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company near Loos, France, 17th February 1918 (has a reference to photographs: E4560 and E4561)
E4557: Quarry near Loos, between Loos Crassier and the Lens-Bethune road, France, 7th February 1918, when the 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company was engaged in trench shelter and tunnel construction in this area
E5405: Rear of the Cathedral of Amiens, France, 29th June 1919
E5455: Guard of Honour, composed of members of the Australian Graves Detachment, outside the Amiens Cathedral, 3rd August 1919, on the occasion of the official presentation of an Australian flag to the city by General Sir W.R. Birdwood
E4021: H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, pinning a medal on an NCO of the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade, Vogenee, Belgium, 24th December 1918
1st World War: Germany: E4145: German aeroplane wrecked on the Bickendorf Aerodrome, near Cologne, Germany, December 1918, when the 4th Squadron Australian Flying Corps, was established there
E4086a: Scene of martyrdom of Nurse Cavell, 9th January 1919
E4088: Grave of Nurse Cavell, Brussels, 9th January 1919. On the right of the cross is a wreath from King Albert of Belgium
E5275: Explosion of a German hand grenade, Clery, near Peronne, France, 16th May 1919
E4295: Remains of a train which was blown up by an enemy mine at Jamiculx, Belgium, shortly after Armistice. Prisoners engaged in clearing the wreckage, 12th February 1919
E4175: King's Colours and their bearers, 3rd Battalion Australian Infantry Forces, Gerpinnes, Belgium, 20th January 1919
E4174: King's Colours presented to the 3rd Battalion Australian Infantry Forces, Gerpinnes, Belgium, 20th January 1919
E5282: Entrance to German underground sleeping quarters, near Cappy, France, 22nd May 1919
E4716: Motor lorries standing by the main road at Steenvcorde, France, 20th April 1918, during the fighting at Armentieres
E3775: Village of Montbrehain, France, after its capture by the Australian troops on 5th October 1918
EZ1: Australian general service wagons on the way to obtain supplies at an Army Service Corps dump in France
E5122: Electric landing lights used in connection with the observation tower for sighting aeroplanes, erected by the Germans at Flavion, Belgium, 25 April 1919
E4277: No. 3 Company of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps, Couillet, Belgium, 9th February 1919
E5498: Cemetery at Vignacourt, France, showing the grave of Private Dyer, V.C. of the 56th Battalion, A.I.F.

1st World War, A.I.F., Palestine, Syria, Gallipoli:
B91: Turkish prisoners who were captured by Australian Light Horse in camp near Amman, Syria
B28: Australian soldiers with pack horses crossing the barrel bridge at Auja, Jordan Valley, Palestine
B21: The camp of the 9th Australian Light Horse, Auja, Palestine, May 1918
B1285: A general view of Baalbek, Syria
B1610: An oasis in the desert, pools of water at Hod, Belah, after rain in January 1918. The 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade was camped in the locality for a time
B1442: 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on the march down from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, Palestine, across John the Baptist Wilderness
B1619: 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade moving from Bethlehem towards Jerusalem on their way to the attack of Jericho, Palestine, January 1918. General C.F. Fox in Command, leading
B1755: A scene on the Nile, 1918
B315: The Australian Light Horse entering Damascus, Syria, 2nd October 1918
B1112: A view of the Barada Gorge, Damascus, Syria, where the enemy was caught by our machine gun fire from the top of the hills and slaughtered in great numbers while retreating from Damascus
B60: A view of a Moslem shrine at Nebi Musa, on the shores of the Dead Sea, Palestine
B 1612: Camels at the Australian Light Horse camp at Beiran loaded ready for the march
B1510: The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, passing over the steep sandhills at Esdud, Palestine, 10 January 1918
B 63: Horses of the Australian Light Horse under cover whilst their riders are holding the line during the second engagement at Es Salt, Palestine
B62: View of country over which the Australian Light Horse advanced in their capture of the town of Es Salt, Palestine
B7: The 5th Australian Light Horse crossing the pontoon bridge at Ghoraniyeh Bridgehead, Palestine, April 1918
B12: The 5th Australian Light Horse camp on the left flank defence line at Ghoraniyeh, Palestine, April 1918
B9: The left flank outpost of the 5th Australian Light Horse at Ghoraniyeh, Palestine, April 1918
B1450: The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade moving down from Judea to the capture of Jericho, February 1918. Brigadier-General Cox is at the head of the column, with Major A. Chisholme, D.S.O. (Brigade Major) next to him
B42: A bridge on the Jericho main road crossing the Wady Kelt, Palestine, with Mount Temptation (Jebel Karuntal) in the distance
B1731: A view from the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, looking towards the Dead Sea, 24 January 1918
B1761: Jerusalem from Mount of Olives. Two officers of the Australian Light Horse are seen in the foreground, 23 January 1918
B1669: A village scene on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Palestine
B1621: A general view of Jerusalem, Palestine, Mount of Olives, January 1918
B1727: Australian Light Horsemen looking round part of the old city of Jerusalem, Palestine, 22 January 1918
B1738: The Russian Church seen from the Garden of Gethsemane, Palestine, 23rd January 1918
B1601: A view of Jerusalem, photographed from an aeroplane of the Australian Flying Corps
B1518: Australians of the Anzac Mounted Division watering their horses at the foot of Mount Zion, Jerusalem, 22 January 1918
B1609: The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall, Jerusalem, Palestine
B1520: Australians of the Anzac Mounted Division passing through Jerusalem, 22nd January 1918
B1508: Men of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade advancing over the hills at Nalin, Palestine, 17th January 1918
B281a: The 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade trekking by the Sea of Galilee en route for Rosh Pina, Palestine
B1443: Australians of the Imperial Camel Corps, on the march across the sandhills near the Mediterranean Sea, early 1918
B5989: 'Above the Clouds in Palestine', Australian aeroplanes in battle formation
G2018: Panorama of Ocean Beach looking from Ari Burnu
G410: Suvla Bay
G592: Anzac Cove
G1294: Shrapnel Gully cemetery where lay at rest many Australians who fell in that valley of death during the Gallipoli campaign
EN7: H.M.A.S. Australia in the Firth of Forth, December 1918

1st World War, A.I.F.:
D709: Australians on leave in Trafalgar Square, London
D644: Mr H.G. Hawker and Commander Grieve leaving King's Cross station, London, escorted by Australians after their arrival from Edinburgh, 27th May 1919
D795: Australian soldiers entering Westminster Abbey for the Overseas Memorial Service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and attended by the Royal Family on Empire Day, 1919


Box 4

Box-folder 4 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., 1916-1918:
Armentieres, 1916
Reserve machine gun position, Nieppe
Sentry at junction of communication trench, Armentieres
Tea in Front Line, Armentieres, 1916
A Front Line lunch, Armentieres, December 1916
Ploegsteert Wood
Mud Lane, Ploegsteert Wood
Panorama left, Hill 63, Strafer's Nest
Panorama right, Ploegsteert Wood
Hyde Park Corner (Ploegsteert Wood in the background)
Hyde Park Corner (background Hill 63 showing entrances to 'The Catacombs')
In the Catacombs
Red Lodge, Headquarters 37th Battalion, 29-11-1917
No Man's Land, St Yves, showing foreslope Hill 63
No Man's Land, St Yves, looking towards the Douve, St-enbeck Valley and Messines
Officer studying model at Nieppe prior to Battle of Messines
Blowing a practice mine (note height as compared with man marked X)
Result of mine (overturned pill box St Yves)
Looking into Messines mine crater (note men circled)
One of the Messines craters at St Yves
Looking into one of the Messines craters
Russian Sap, across No Man's Land, blown on morning of Messines
Battle of Messines, tanks going into action
German prisoners bringing in their own wounded during the Battle of Messines. Tanks moving forward and shells bursting on ridge in the distance
Battle of Messines: Wounded and tanks coming in from the Front Line
Battle of Messines: One of the bridges laid by 40th Battalion during the crossing of No Man's Land
Battle of Messines: Shells bursting behind Hill 63 about 2 miles from the line
Battle of Messines: Shells bursting Hill 63, Hun artillery searching for Australian guns
Battle of Messines: Remains of the German Front Line, photo taken after the battle
Valley of the Douve, panorama left
Valley of the Douve, panorama right
La Douve Farm
The Douve near LaDouve Farm
Pill Box in the Douve Valley
The Douve River, old German Observation Post in the distance
Blockhouse in Owl Trench about which 12th Bde. fought for 3 days
Near Avenue Farm, 12-1-1918
Hun's Walk near Septieme Barn looking east, 20-11-1917
Bethlehem Farm from the direction of Messines
57th Battalion cookhouse near Bethlehem Farm, 22-11-1917
Side of Messines Square, 25-1-1918
Messines and its church from the southeast, 20-11-1917
Messines, 20-11-1917
All that is left of Messines, 31-7-1917
Erected in loving memory of the 35th Bn, A.I.F., in the Battle of Messines, at 'Ash Crater', 7 June 1917
Communication trench into LaBasseVille, 25-1-1918
A well known house in No Man's Land, surrounded by thaw waters near River Lys, 20-1-1918
Near Messines, 12-2-1918


Box 5

Box-folder 5 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., 1917:
Material for entanglements brought up during battle near Clapman Junction, 20-9-1917
Panorama left, No Man's Land, River Lys in flood and White Farm
Panorama right, No Man's Land, River Lys and White Farm
Crater made by aerial bomb in 11th Bde camp, 21-10-1917
Destruction of Ypres in progress, Hun shelters bursting amidst ruins, 4-9-1917
Ypres cathedral and Cloth Hall, 23-10-1917
Crater in Ypres, 3-9-1917
Ypres from the air showing Cloth Hall, 23-10-1917
Ypres from the air, 23-10-1917
One of the few intact objects in Ypres, 2-11-1917. A shrine that escaped the ravages of shell fire, although the church and surrounding buildings were demolished
Lille Gate, Ypres, 20-9-1917
Anzac Redoubt, a well known Hun strong point
Captured dugouts near Hannebeke Wood, 20-9-1917, showing the results of accurate work by artillery
No Man's Land, Polygon Wood, 21-9-1917, panorama left of advanced troops occupying shell holes
No Man's Land, Polygon Wood, 21-9-1917, panorama right
No Man's Land, Polygon Wood, 21-9-1917, continuation of panorama on preceding pages
Advanced line, Polygonveld, 21-9-1917, Zonnebeke in the distance
A captured strong point, 21-9-1917
Front Line (24th Battalion) near Flint Farm, 5-10-1917 (the Huns occupy the wood and their Front Line is along the nearest hedge)
Prisoners carrying wounded, 1-10-1917
Bosche captured on October 4th 1917
Stretcher bearers in the trenches, 28-9-1917
Wounded on Menin Road awaiting ambulance transport, 20-9-1917
Hell Fire Corner, 27-9-1917
Result of a 5.9 inch shell at Hell Fire Corner
Strafed wagons on corduroy track, Bellevarde Ridge, 29-10-1917
Westhoek, 14-9-1917
Menin Road, 14-9-1917
Westhoek Ridge, pack mules carrying ammunition to the guns, 29-10-1917
Stranded tank, Ypres front
Stranded tanks outside Ypres
Zonnebeke, one of the Hun objectives in attack attempted on 4th October 1917
Zonnebeke, 5-10-1917
Zonnebeke, church and lake
Zonnebeke gasometer, 5-10-1917
Zonnebeke railway station, 10-10-1917
Main road near Zonnebeke, 15-10-1917
Zonnebeke, 12-10-1917
Trench from which Australians jumped off in attack of 4th October 1917, vicinity of Zonnebeke
Huns who intended to attack on 4th October 1917
Amoving a battery forward, 5-10-1917
A gun in difficulties, 5-10-1917
Hun .77mm gun captured on 4th October 1917, Broodseinde Crest
Bremen Redoubt
Panorama looking towards Abraham Heights
Looking towards Abraham Heights, continuation to left of photo on opposite page


Box 6

Box-folder 6 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., 1917-1918:
Prisoners carrying wounded, 4-10-1917
Bosche captured on 4th October 1917
A good bag, the same prisoners in the cage, 5-10-1917
Two man-power dynamo, driven bicycle fashion for supplying signal lights. Captured by 40th Battalion on 4th October 1917, between Broodseinde and Molenaarelsthoek
Retaliation Farm
Broodseinde Ridge from Retaliation Farm
Broodseinde Ridge from Retaliation Farm (right of previous photo)
Panorama left, Broodseinde Ridge, 5-11-1917
Panorama right, Broodseinde Ridge, 5-11-1917
Broodseinde Ridge, continuation to right of previous photograph, strafed woods and boggy ground through which advance took place
Broodseinde Ridge, continuation to right
Broodseinde Ridge, continuation of previous photograph
Regimental Aid Post on Broodseinde Ridge, 11-10-1917
Picking up wounded near Zonnebeke, 11-10-1917
Stretcher bearers, 3rd Australian Division on Zonnebeke Ridge, 12-10-1917
Zonnebeke Bog, Muleteers bringing water forward, 15-10-1917
5th Division moving into the line on 12th October 1917
Men of 25th Battalion between Springfield and Seine, 15-10-1917
Near Tokio, 12th October 1917
3rd Divisional Artillery, 15 October 1917
18 pounder bogged at Abraham Heights, 15-10-1917 (one of the reasons for lack of artillery support in Passchendaele stunt)
Nonnebosschen, 21-9-1917 (typical piece of ground in the Ypres salient)
Garter Point, Ypres Front, 22-10-1917
Looking back towards Zonnebeke from Thames dugout
Typical duckboard track, Ypres Front near Tokio, 22 October 1917
Hun dugouts, Zonnebeke railway, 30-10-1917
Cemetery, Broodseinde railway crossing, Passchendaele in distance
Men of the 10th Brigade cleaning up on 14th October 1917
Man of the 10th Brigade cleaning his rifle, 14th October 1917
Vlamertinge cemetery, 3rd October 1917
Voormezeele Church, 29-8-1917
A rest from fighting, 24th January 1918
Hun plane which surrendered in mid-air to Australian airmen, Bailleul Aerodrome
Result of German shell in Hazebrouck, 27-8-1918 (miles from the line)
Albert church, 30th September 1917
Valley of the Somme near Sailly le Sec, 29 March 1918
Corbie, 31st March 1918
Barricade in Ribemont, 5th April 1918
Lewis gunners of 3rd Division coming into action near Vaux sur Somme, 30-3-1918
Machine gun post on bank of Somme canal behind Sailly le Sec, 31-3-1918
3rd Division digging in near Mericourt, 29 March 1918
Front line covering Sailly le Sec, 29th March 1918
Somme canal near Sailly le Sec, 31st March 1918
Headquarters 11th Brigade at Brick Kiln, S. of Heilly, 30th March 1918
Winning the war, 37th Bn. near Treux Wood, 7th April 1918
Support line system, 29th March 1918, Centre road from Sailly le Sec to Bray-Corbie road


Box 7

Box-folder 7 
Photographs 1st World War, A.I.F., 1916-1918:
General Lord Rawlinson, G.O.C. 4th Army, in his mobile headquarters
General Birdwood leaving his headquarters
Lieutenants Tuckett, Roberts, Gale, Cumming, Wolstenholme, interpreter, Major Smith, Grigadier-General McNicoll, Captain Connelly, Headquarters 10th A.I. Brigade, December 1916
Smart, Brigadier-General McNicoll and Bean in the Armentieres sector
Officers and N.C.O.'s 10th Australian M.G. Company, January 1918
10th Australian M.G. Company, January 1918
Some N.C.O.'s of 10th A.M.G. Company vicinity of Messines, 31st July 1917
Pte. Francis and Cpl. Condon, two machines gun optimists, 31st July 1917
Officers and N.C.O.'s 9th Australian M.G. Company
Officers and N.C.O.'s of the 11th Australian M.G. Company
Officers and N.C.O.'s of 23rd Australian M.G. Company
10th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
Officers of 37th Battalion
Officers of 38th Battalion
Officers of 39th Battalion
Officers of 40th Battalion
Band of the 39th Battalion
'The Cooees', 3rd Australian Division
Lieutenant Cutlack, Branch Intelligence Officer, 3rd Australian Division, and Lieutenant Brissenden, Claims Officer, 3rd Australian Division
Polling day 44th Battalion, Neuve Eglise, 8-12-1917
On our Selection, Headquarters 10th Australian M.G. Company, 31st July 1917, Major Ordish, Sgt. White, Pte. Ferguson, Capt. Wardell, Pte. Hunt
Presentation of ribbons 3rd Australian Division, Neuve Eglise, 4-12-1917, Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson, General Birdwood, Captain Phillips
Transport of 37th Battalion, Winter of 1916-1917
Major-General. Tivey, Billy Hughes, Lieutenant-General Monash and assorted civilian personnel
3rd Australian Division assembling at Neuve Eglise for presentation of medals, 4th December 1917
We are staying at a farm, Armentieres, December 1916
Half past eleven square and the Mairie, Armentieres, February 1918
Eglise St. Vaast, Armentieres, January 1918
Interior Eglise St. Vaast, Armentieres, February 1918
Eglise Notre Dame, Armentieres, January 1918
Interior Notre Dame, Armentieres, January 1918
Armentieres, January 1918
Eglise St. Vaast, Armentieres, February 1918
Armentieres, February 1918
Cotton Mill, Houplines, February 1918
Eglise St. Roch, Armentieres, January 1917
Armentieres, January 1918
Eglise St. Vaast, Armentieres, January 1918
Gas alarm, Armentieres, December 1916
Men removing trench waders and wet boots after relief from line, Armentieres, January 1917
Coming out of the line
Out of it!
Somebody's home! Armentieres, January 1917
A helping hand, January 1917, Armentieres
Ration party, Armentieres, December 1916
A church in Houplines, January 1917
Be it Ever so Humble, Armentieres, January 1917
The Square, Hazebrouck