One of 49 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Troop (later Lieutenant) G.S. Millar depicting the Light Horse camp in Egypt, 1915, prior to Gallipoli.

Image depicting Trooper Millar mounted on "The Outlaw." The Outlaw was a remount cast off. Remounts (commonly called "Walers" because of their origins in New South Wales) were horses bought by the Commonwealth from graziers and breeders. Many of these horses did not have names and it is therefore likely that it was Trooper Millar who gave his horse the name "The Outlaw."

Trooper George Simpson Millar enlisted on October 1, 1914 and was assigned to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron. In November 1915 Trooper Millar was granted a provisional discharge to take up a commission as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery, Special Reserve, Imperial Force. Millar served with the Royal Field Artillery for 2½ years before re-enlisting as a Lieutenant with the Australian Imperial Force in January 1918. He returned to Australia in December 1918.

Description of Content

Image depicting a mounted serviceman. Both the horse and the serviceman are facing towards to left of frame and are standing alongside a wooden structure of some kind. What appears to be a wooden face enclosing a row of tents can be seen to the left of frame.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph in red, cloth-bound photograph album.

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