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 rear of Bishopstrow House. Bishopstrow House was built in the late 18th century by the Temple family. It remained in family until 1950 when it was sold to Keith Neal. The house was sold again in 1976 to Kurt Schiller who opened the house in 1977 as a ten room hotel. The Blandy family bought the house in 1980 and continued to serve as a hotel. In 2001 the house was bought by the van Essen hotel chain. This a duplicate of MM 117726.

Description of Content

Image depicting a building that is covered in some sort of vine. A conservatory is attached to the side of the house to the side of which stands a park bench along what looks to be a curved driveway.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print on paper.

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