Moore, Arthur Briscoe, 1891-1985: Photographs from World War I

Moore, Arthur Briscoe, 1891-1985

Contains photographs relating to the Sinai and Palestine campaigns of World War I, taken by various, mainly unidentified, photographers.

- Includes photographs relating to the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, mainly the Auckland Mounted Rifles. Images feature military transportations and convoys including those featuring camels carrying supplies and fording a waadi, horses, mules, the S S 'Willochra' at steam, the Auckland Regiment Transport camped at Bethlehem in August 1918, the construction of the first ANZAC bridge over the River Jordan and various groups crossing it, and a convoy that has been attacked on the Beyrout [Beirut] Road with dead animals and wrecked carts, and a convoy on the road to Jerusalem near the Garden of Gethsemane. Other images include Turkish and German prisoners of war (including a large group at Kastal and a small group of officers), war graves and burial scene, the bodies of two soldiers killed in action, various military camps (including Ferry Post Camp), air craft (including a plane that has been shot down and H M A 'Carthusian' taken by A J Iles), the wreck of a British Mother Tank in Gaza, and an unidentified man posing beside an anti-aircraft gun. Recreation scenes show the New Zealand sports day at Richon and rugby game between New Zealand and Australian troops on New Year's Day 1919.

- General Allenby appears in a number of images including motoring through Paris following victory in Jerusalem and at the New Zealand sports day at Richon, Palestine (also with Major General Edward William Clervaux Chaytor). A group photograph shows unidentified soldiers on board the S S 'Willochra', an unidentified portrait taken by T G Palmer (Cameron Street, Whangarei) with four young soldiers in uniform, and four men mounted on horses after winning hurdles team event at Tauherenikau in 1918.

- Includes one aerial image of an unidentified coastal camp.

Source of title - Title supplied by Library

Relationship complexity - a number of prints in this collection are held in the National Army Museum collections: Trooper Rodney Rushington Taylor (service number 13/238) of the Auckland Mounted Rifles (accession no: 1992.1173.2)

Arrangement: Prints have been numbered 1-52. This order has been maintained.

Quantity: 52 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin photoprints

Transfers: From Manuscripts & Archives - it is likely that 'A night stunt of the Auckland Mounted Rifles' (reference number 80-057) was transferred from this collection to the Manuscripts section in 1980 (though no precise record of this exists, only that the manuscript item was transferred from a photo collection)..

Processing information: Archivist's note - Originally allocated reference number in 1980. Descriptive record created and research on collection undertaken by A&D staff in 2015.

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52 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Portraits, Group portraits, Landscape photographs, Aerial views, Silver gelatin photoprints
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