WW1 PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTIFACTS
On this day in 1918 the First Amman Raid ended. It was mounted by the British 60th Infantry Division, the ANZAC Mounted Division and the Imperial Came Brigade with the intention of inflicting casualties on Turkish forces and cutting railway communications with Damascus. The attack on Amman itself began on the morning of 27 March. The force caused severe damage on the railway but Turkish resistance was so strong that British forces withdrew on 30 March. This image shows the 5th Australian light Horse Brigade, on alert, in a section of the Bridgehead, established on the eastern side of the Jordan after the first Amman raid. The Turks suffered in an attempt to capture it from the 1st Light Horse Brigade in April 1918.
A group of members of the 9th Machine Gun Company, 7th Reinforcements, standing on the railway tracks, near covered train wagons, prior to boarding the troopship HMAT Ballarat (A70). There were 22 members detailed on the embarkation roll for this group of reinforcements and all are possibly included in the photograph. Identified standing, second left is 497 Private (Pte) Henry Ernest John Ashby, of Balmain, NSW and the kitbag belonging to 503 Pte Alfred Frogatt of Scarborough, NSW is on the wharf in the extreme left foreground. There is a large banner in the background with the words ‘Machine Gun Reinforcements’.
Australian troops at Mena Camp, Egypt, December 1914, looking towards the Pyramids. Many Australian units brought kangaroos and other Australian animals
Australian troops in Egypt during World War One.
HUMPHREY BOGART WAS IN THE UNITE STATES NAVY IN WORLD WAR ONE