Postcard dating from World War I showing a black and white photograph of a street scene in Baghdad taken on the day of the city's capture, with a mosque in the background.

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

Mosque dome and minaret in Baghdad. A dirt road with rubble, occupied by crowds of people and mounted patrols, features in the foreground, with the mosque in the background.

Physical Description

Post card featuring a black and white photograph with an inscription handwritten in pencil on the reverse. The photograph is faded, and the card curled.

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