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 the back of Cologne Cathedral, taken from the opposite bank of the Rhine, and part of the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany. According to his war record Cyril Rose served in France and did not travel to Germany, it is therefore unlikely that he is the photographer.
Description of Content
Image depicting a river with a bridge that has three archways. On the opposite back is a cathedral with two spires.
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
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
115 mm (Width), 60 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
280 mm (Width), 222 mm (Height)