Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign

Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign
Read, James Cornelius, 1871-1968

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. The soldier in the middle of the photograph, holding a rolled up piece of paper is Thomas McGee.

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."

Thomas McGee identified by a family member and added to the description July 2016.

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

Physical Description: Film negative

Additional description

Alternative form available: Original print by J C Read at PAColl-1655-2-10-2

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1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Film negative, Orientation: Horizontal image
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