From a photograph album created by Sergeant John Lord and documents his time in Egypt during World War I. The album was created in a lined notebook/diary type book and John Lord completely filled the album with photographs. All of the photographs are numbered and in pencil he has written captions around many of the photographs. A few of the early photographs are dated 1915. Many of the photographs depict camps, local people, street scenes, fellow soldiers at rest, horses, ambulances, hospitals and camels.

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The Prince of Wales on horseback, right centre, is saluting the assembled mob of Australian soldiers, one of whom shields his eyes with his hand, another holds onto his hat. None are standing at attention and all are dressed in various bits of army uniform and standing in a line just as casually, hands on hips, arms crossed. Beside the Prince on horseback and slightly behind is General Birdwood commander of the Australian and New Zealand forces in Egypt. Behind them are other mounted officers, one a turbanned Indian who is carrying in his right hand a red Australasian flag with a Union jack in one corner.

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Black and white photographic print.

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