Postcard dating from World War I, showing a black and white photograph of a Muslim mosque 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
Muslim mosque situated behind a stone wall along a street in Baghdad. Crowds of people are walking along the street, which is also full of rubble.
Post card featuring a black and white photograph with an inscription handwritten on the reverse in pencil, describing the scene. The photograph has faded and discoloured, with a stain on the left side and curled edges.
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 mosque in Baghdad" Reverse, printed: "POST CARD / CARTE POSTALE / Communication - Correspondance / Address - Addresse / STAMP / HERE"
Type of item
7.6 cm (Length), 12.9 cm (Width)