Postcard dating from World War I (circa 1916), showing a caravan of camels in the Middle East. Most of the camels have packs strapped to them, with riders spaced on every fourth camel.
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
Postcard showing a caravan of camels, standing a line in a desert in the Middle East. Most of the camels have packs strapped to them, with riders spaced on every fourth camel.
Black and white postcard with an inscription handwritten in pencil on the reverse. The photograph is faded and discoloured and the card is curled.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mr John Trezise, 10/1984
Place & Date Depicted
Sapper Lionel K. Trezise - Australian Imperial Force (AIF)
Postcard, Black & White
Reverse, handwritten: "Camel transport" Reverse, printed: "POST CARD / CARTE POSTALE / Communication - Correspondance / Address - Addresse / STAMP / HERE"
Type of item
8.7 cm (Length), 13.7 cm (Width)