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 Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire in England. Built by Sir John Thynne in 1568, Longleat House was opened the public in 1947. During World War I, Longleat House served as a relief hospital and it is possible that Rose spent some time here. Currently Longleat House is the home of Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath.
Description of Content
Image depicting a large building, surrounded by lawn, with what looks to be a large circular driveway in front.
Black and white photographic print on paper.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs M. Hunt, Nov 1987
Place & Date Depicted
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
110 mm (Width), 65 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
280 mm (Width), 222 mm (Height)