Photograph, dating from World War I, of a sign for the YMCA Soldier's Club 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

Black and white photograph of a sign for the YMCA Soldier's Club in Baghdad. View is of the entrance way to the property, with palm trees lining either side of the road leading into the property.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph. Originally housed inside a paper wallet from "Reg. A. Lambert, Photography Company, 61, Barrack Street, Perth", dated 11 September, 1924, which accompanies this batch of photographs. Found in a box also containing 7 wallets of negatives mostly 8 x13cm. Loss to lower left hand corner.

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