One of 129 World War I photographs likely to have been taken by Driver Cyril Rose, AIF. Rose was made a driver in the 1st Australian Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company before moving to the 2nd Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company when in France. He sailed from Melbourne on 22 December 1916 on the Persic, arriving in England in March 1917. In June he was sent to France where his service consisted of driving in a supply column. He returned to Australia on the Persic on 13 July 1919.
A majority of the images included in the album appear to be from the time Rose spent in England, particularly Wiltshire, before he travelled to France. The album also includes images of servicemen, battle sites, buildings and Cologne, Germany.
Image depicts a group of men in indigenous dress pulling rickshaws.
Description of Content
At least six figures in native dress, complete with elaborate headdress, stand in a diagonal line stretching from the right to the middle of the image. The figures are standing in front of what appear to be rickshaws. In the middle of the imageare two servicemen being pulled towards the left of frame in a rickshaw by another figure who is similarly attired as the other six. The serviceman sitting on the camera side of the rickshaw is smoking. Another serviceman stands, facing the camera, to the left of frame.
Black and white photographic print on paper.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs M. Hunt, 11/1987
Driver Cyril Rose - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 1916-1919
Although it is possible that Rose was the photographer, it is unclear how he could have been present to take some of the images included in the album making it more likely that he collected the images.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
107 mm (Width), 63 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
280 mm (Width), 222 mm (Height)