Postcard dating from World War I, showing a black and white photograph of a street scene in Baghdad.
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
Crowds of people walking along a street in Baghdad. The road is lined with rubble and single storey stone buildings. A mosque dome and minaret can be seen in the background.
Post card featuring a black and white photograph with an inscription handwritten on the reverse in pencil. The photograph has faded and the card is curled, with slight cracks to the emulsion.
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: "Another street scene / Baghdad" Reverse, printed: "POST CARD / CARTE POSTALE / Communication - Correspondance / Address - Addresse / STAMP / HERE"
Type of item
8.7 cm (Length), 13.8 cm (Width)