The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard, 25 April 1915

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    ID Number: J05582
    Maker: Harold Arthur Barker
    Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915

    The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard on the Gallipoli Peninsula occupied by the 7th Battalion Machine Gun section, which was operating apart from the 7th Infantry Battalion, the latter being somewhere to the right. Facing the camera is Private Ridgway, later Lieutenant Ridgway, 15th Brigade. The photograph was taken about 1500 hours.

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    This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection


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    1. Pixel Wrangler 61 months ago | reply

      "2nd Lieutenant Isaac Althorp Ridgway came to Australia at age 24. 'He was Master of Science and an Associate Member Institute Civil Engineers. ... When war broke out he was Lighthouse Engineer of Queensland.' Parents reside Lymm, Cheshire, England.

      "Mortally wounded in the advance on Krithia, 8th May. Died aboard Hospital ship four days later [18 days after this photograph was taken] and was buried at sea." (more) –

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