- 19 April 1917
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
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- 1 bw original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print, 10 x 6 cms
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