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 same grave is photographed in MM 120183 and MM 120185. It was the grave of Private Harry Gilbert Shapley, service no.7968. He was killed in action on 17 November 1916, and was buried at Quarry Cemetery, '500 yards north of Montauban', France.

Description of Content

Soldier standing behind the grave of Pte H G Shapley The grave itself is marked with a white inscripted cross. A rising sun (Australian Army motif) is placed at the top of the cross. '13th Aust FA' has been inscribed on the base of the cross. A helmet is sitting on the grave infront of the cross. In the background other more simple wooden crosses can be seen.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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