- ca October 1918-ca July 1919
Photo album, World War I, ex late trooper Crowley, C. L. Canterbury Mounted Rifles (34th Reinforcements). Images taken in Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Turkey. One group relates to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Photographer possibly Crowley himself.
The images in this album were probably taken at the very end of the war in the Middle East, and reflect what happened after the Armistice with Turkey on the 31st of October 1918. The Gallipoli episode in the album relates to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, and the 2nd and 7th Australian Light Horse Brigades leaving Kantara on the 27th of November 1918 for the Gallipoli Peninsula. The purpose of this was to take part in the Allied occupation of the Dardanelles and Constantinople and specifically to see that Turkey was carrying out its commitments under the terms of the Armistice in the southern part of the Gallipoli Peninsula. They did not take their horses on this operation. During this tour of duty most of the troops took leave in Constantinople. They returned to Egypt in January 1919, by which time the New Zealand Mounted Rifles had were encamped at Rafa. They rejoined the rest of the Brigade at Rafa on the 23rd of January 1919. They remained in Egypt to help control civil disturbances, so that the New Zealand Mounted Rifles were not disbanded until June 1919, and the soldiers began their journey home that month and in July. (Info from "The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine," Lieutenant-Colonel C Guy Powles, Whitcome and Tombs, 1922, chapter X1X; "The History of The Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919, Edited by Colonel C Guy Powles, Whitcome and Tombs, 1928, chapter X1X).
Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).
Physical Description: Dark blue suede album, entitled Photographs, 21 x 27 cm
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Alternative form available: Copy negatives available at 1/2-C-004206 to 1/2-C-004207; 1/2-004209 to 1/2-C-004211; 1/2-00-4213; 1/2-C-OO4215 to 1/2-C-004217; 1/2-C-004221 to 1/2-C-004223; 1/2-C-004297 to 1/2-C-004315; 1/2-C-004323 to 1/2-C-004344; 1/2-C-004346 to 1/2-C-004347; 1/2-005953 to 1/2-C-005954; 1/2-C-106330; 1/2-C-106333 to 1/2-C-106334; 1/2-C-106338 to 1/2-C-106343; 1/2-C-00346
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- Field-Dodgson, Ernest Robert, 1926-1999 :World War I photograph albums compiled by trooper C L Crowley
- 1 album(s) Album(s), Photographs, Dark blue suede album, entitled Photographs, 21 x 27 cm
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