Postcard dating from World War I, showing a black and white photograph of the Jain Temple in Calcutta.

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

Jain Temple in Calcutta, with a small group of Indians mingling in the foreground, in the lower left corner.

Physical Description

Post card featuring a black and white photograph with an inscription handwritten in pencil on the reverse. The photograph is yellowed and faded, with the emulsion having chipped in two places and around the edges. The card is curled.

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