One of 185 black and white photographs in an album, taken in France during World War I by Sergeant John Lord. Some pages are blank.

Photographs in the album depict army camps, hospitals, trenches, early tanks, landscapes, cemeteries and graves and groups of posed Australian soldiers. The places Lord mentions in his captions are La Boiselle, Quarry Siding, Pozieres, Albert, Bapaume and Favreuil.

The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by John Lord (service # 6252). He donated photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia to Museum Victoria.

The photograph is related to photographed in MM 120165

Description of Content

Group of soldiers are surveying the debris of the destroyed dressing hut. To the right of the image there is a half destroyed courragted iron structure. In the left of the image there is a man on a horse walking past the ruins on what appears to be a flattened road. In the background tents and burnt out trees are visible. The landscape is muddy and wet with a number of large puddles.

Physical Description

Sepia-toned black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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