Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign

Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign

Probably soldiers of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, occupying a trench on Table Top, Gallipoli, during the night of August 6. 1915, in preparation for the attack on Chunuk Bair. Photograph taken by James Cornelius Read.

In right foreground, looking at camera, with body side on, is Alfred Orr 9/335, a member of the Otago Mounted Rifles. The soldier standing at the rear of the trench is Garioch Clunie, from Paraparaumu who was with the Wellington Mounted Rifles.

Note on back of file print reads "On the night of August 6, 1915, in preparation for the attack on Chunuk Bair, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles seized Old No 3 Post, Bauchop Hill, Destroyer Ridge and Table Top. These objectives were seized before 1 am and from then until dawn the mounteds dug in. The photograph probably shows Wellington Mounted Rifles occupying a trench on Table Top dug during the night."

Source of descriptive information - Alfred Orr identified by family member.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

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Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign. Read, James Cornelius, 1871-1968: Images of the Gallipoli campaign. Ref: 1/4-058131-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22784138

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