Black and white photograph, dating from World War I, showing a shopfront in Baghdad and two young men, one standing, the other sitting on a ledge.

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

Open fronted shop in Baghdad, Iraq, selling a variety of wares. Two young Arab men wearing fezes are leaning against the shop front.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph with a handwritten inscription in blue pen on the reverse describing the scene. The photograph is discoloured and faded, with the edges slightly curled.

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