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9617
  • Title
    [J.F. Smith of the 7th Light Horse in Egypt and Palestine]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXB 242
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1914-1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    9617
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 6.5 x 4 cm.-8.5 x 14 cm. - ca. 111 silver gelatin photoprints
  • Scope and Content
    1a-b. Square of Mohomed Ali, Cairo
    2. Opera Square, Cairo
    3-4a-b. Cairo Railway Station
    5. General view of Cairo
    6. New Zealand Cemetery, Cairo
    7a-b. Australian Section, Cairo Cemetery
    8a-b. Australian Cemetery at Alexandria
    9a-b. Grave of Trooper M.C.Melly, 7th Light Horse. Died of wounds and buried at El Kantara
    10. Grave of Corporal Curran, D.C.M. at Romani
    11a,b-12. Camp of 2nd Brigade at Romani
    13. 2nd Brigade crossing Jordan River, 2/5/1918
    14. 2nd Brigade in supports, Es Salt stunt
    15. 2nd Brigade into entrance Es Salt (missing 1984)
    16. Tired man & horse, Beersheba, 2nd Brigade
    17. Grave of 2nd Brigade men, killed 2/5/1918, Es Salt stunt
    18. Es Salt, 27th April
    19. Tired man & horse. This man, Nicholls of Leichhardt, Sydney, was killed 2 hours after the photo was taken, by a bomb dropped from one of 17 Turkish aeroplanes, on 2nd May, Es Salt stunt
    20. Barrage Bridge & flood gates, Nile
    21-23. Kasrel Bridge, Nile
    24. The Needle in Cairo. Supposed to be the spot at which Joseph and his brethren entered into the land of Egypt
    25. De Lessep's Monument, Port Said
    26. Sphinx and Pyramids
    27a-b-c. Salhia Arab Festival. Every year the Arabs fast for 3 days & finish with this festival
    28a-b. Arabic funeral. Women mourners make a fearful row
    29-30. Koptic? Funeral
    31a-b. Bedouin women (`Bints' Arabic)
    32. Bedouin women, Jordan Valley (missing 1984)
    33. Bedouin at El Arish
    34. Bedouin girl captured at Gaza (missing 1984)
    35a-b. Palestine train arriving at El Kantara with wounded
    36. Egyptian hospital train
    37. Wounded bound for `Blighty'
    38-39. Egyptian girl carrying dung firewood ; 3 Egyptian girls (missing 1984)
    40. Egyptian girls carrying water
    41. Egyptian lady
    42. Egyptian girl in full dress. She could not sit down because of crinolins
    43-44. Egyptian police
    45. Principal Wasser Street, Cairo
    46. The Wasser burnt
    47. Sports at Ismailia
    48. Winding water on canal, Ismailia
    49. Ismailia sports
    50. Ismailia Railway Station
    51. Ismailia fresh water canal
    52. Swinging bridge, Ismailia, across canal
    53. Turkish prisoners working
    54-56. Turkish prisoners
    57. First prisoner captured on the desert at Bir El Abd. (missing 1984)
    58-59. Cairo Zoo
    60-61. Luna Park water shoot ; Luna Park pavilion (missing 1984)
    62. Jews Wailing Place, Jerusalem
    63. Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem
    64. Hill of Temptation
    65. Cave in side of Hill of Temptation. Evidently an old burial place, we found a lot of human bones there
    66. Altar in monastery, Hill of Temptation
    67. Esbekieh Gardens, Cairo
    68. Apostle Trees, Cairo
    69. Luna Park water shoot
    70. Luna Park pavilion
    71. Bethlehem
    72. Camp at Bethlehem
    73a-b. Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
    74. Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem
    75. View of Jerusalem
    76. Swimming in the Jordan Valley
    77. Swimming at El Arish
    78. General Allenby & Duke of Cornwall
    79. General Allenby in the parade
    80. General Allenby & Duke of Cornwall at the salute
    81. General Allenby entering Moascar
    82. Duke of Cornwall at Moascar
    83. Napoleon's Fort at Maadi
    84. Naval men on the desert
    85. Guns captured at Beersheba
    86. Captured Turkish gear
    87. Captured Turkish pontoons, Suez Canal, 29th Jan, 1915
    88. Load of chaff. Note the size of donkey
    89a-b. Operation on a camel for cancer. No chloroform is used, note the open mouth of the camel, which is roaring with pain. Camels appear to be particularly subject to animals diseases.
    90. Wounded bound for `Blighty' (missing 1984)
    91. Turkish prisoners
    92a-b. Trumpeter Burgess aged 15. Youngest boy of the 7th Light Horse
    93. Trumpeter Burgess in working clothes
    94-95a,b. Trumpeter Smith
    96. Trumpeter Mulready at Romani
    97. Trooper Finnichie and his mates, 2nd Brigade, 6th Light Horse
    98. Wounded bound for `Blighty' (missing 1984)
    99. Reproduction of a picture from the London `Graphic'
    100. Katai Well, Sinai Desert
    101. Captured Turkish gear (missing 1984)
    102. Cups to be raced for, Raafa Sports
    103. British armoured train at Romani
    104. Serapeum Camp, Sinai Desert
    105. On the road to El Arish
    106. Shepherd's Hotel, Cairo. Practically the headquarters of General Murray
    107. Well at Gaza
    108. Mahdi Camp (missing 1984)
    109. Red Cross transports, El Arish
    110. Watering horses at Ludd
    111. Roman Catholic Church, Heliopolis
  • Source
    Unknown
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    List of photos [titles] supplied by Bugler J. F. Smith of the 7th Light Horse. Enlisted 11 October, 1914. Home on ANZAC Furlough in October, 1918
    A bibliography of servicemen's and women's diaries of World War I is held in the Mitchell Library Original Materials Reading Room at PXn 878
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I pictorial material
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1024032
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