One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.

Photograph depicts Lieutenant Frederick Tubb, soon to be winner of the Victoria Cross. Lieutenant Tubb was awarded the Victoria Cross for his "bravery and devotion to duty in the Lone Pine trenches" in the Gallipoli Pennisula, 9 August 1915. His citation, included in his digitised files at the National Archives of Australia, reads: "In the early morning the enemy made a determined counter-attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieut. Tubb. They advanced up a sap and blew up a sandbag barricade, leaving only one foot of it standing but Lt. Tubb led his men back repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy succeeded in twice blowing in the barricade, but on each occasion Lt. Tubb, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground with the greatest coolness and rebuilt it and finally succeeded in maintaining his position under heavy bomb fire." (P1485 London Gazette from War Office dated 15.10.15)

Description of Content

The photograph depicts what appears to be a camp scene. There is evidence of two tents on the foreground as well as one serviceman who is prominently in the middle of the shot and looking directly toward the camera. There is in additiion another serviceman standing in front of the tent to the left hand side of the picture. He is also looking directly at the camera but is further away. The background of the photograph is desert vista.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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