Black and white photograph, dating from World War I, showing people crossing a pontoon bridge over the Tigris River 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

Bridge crossing the Tigris River in Baghdad, looking towards the city. Crowds, dressed in Arabic robes, walk across the bridge. Row boats are moored alongside.

Physical Description

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

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