Vickers gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles moving into position.

Vickers gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles moving into position.
Date
19 April 1917
Ref
PA1-q-605-23-3
Description

Vickers gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles led by 2nd Lieutenant L A Craven, moving into position under aerial bambardment and heavy shelling. Photograph taken by an unknown photographer on the 19th of April 1917

Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image: M.G. section (Lt Craven, CMR) under fire

Craven managed to get his section into position in spite of the bombardement in time to stop an enemy advance. For this he recieved the Military Cross and accelerated promotion. Later on the same day he was severely wounded and subsequently died of his wounds in New Zealand. (Info from \The History of The Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 1914-1918,\ edited by Col C G Powles, Whitcomb and Tombs, 1928, p 154).

This image was published in the history of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles cited above on page 154, and also in \The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine,\ Lieutenant-Colonel C Guy Powels, Whitcomb and Tombs, 1922, p 102.

Quantity: 1 bw original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print, 10 x 6 cms

Access restrictions
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Part of
Powles family :Photographs / The Egyptian and Palestine Campaigns of 1916-1918. From El Arish to Jerusalem
Format
1 bw original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print, 10 x 6 cms
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