Black and white photograph, dating from World War I, showing a street scene in a Middle Eastern town with a vehicle in the foreground.

Part of a collection of World War I photographs associated with the service of Lionel Knox Trezise (service no. 14340), father of the donor John Trezise. Lionel was a 'reliving postmaster and telegraphist' when he enlisted on 22 March 1916. He was placed in the 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron as a sapper, serving with the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. During his service he apparently took photographs in India, Sri Lanka and Mesopotamia (Iraq and neighbouring regions). After returning to Australia in 1919 he married and became a public servant. He died in 1972. Lionel's brother John Gordon (Jack) Trezise also served in World War I (service no. 5105). He enlisted on 2 March 1916 while a 26-year-old shop assistant in Broken Hill, and was killed in action in France on 1 June 1918.

Description of Content

Street scene in a Middle Eastern town. Two large stone buildings feature in the background, surrounded by palm trees. In the foreground, a topless motor vehicle is being driven by two men dressed in military uniform. Local people mingle in the street behind.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, faded and curled, with some insect damage to the upper left corner.

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