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  • Title
    Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.) / taken by A. W. Savage 1915-17
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXE 698
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1915-1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    69841
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Albums - on mounts 29 x 20.5 cm. - 1 album (ca. 400 silver gelatin photoprints)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Albert William Savage, a photographer of Moore Park, Sydney, was born in Kent, England. He enlisted in Sydney aged 25 and was marked unfit for active service due to eyesight, then marked fit as a special case. He embarked for Lemnos on board RMS Mooltan, 15 May 1915 and was posted as a private to No.3 Australian General Hospital, then transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in Abbeville, Apr. 1917 where he worked as a stores clerk. He was granted leave for photography, attending Hawksworth Wheeler & Co., Folkestone, June- Oct. 1919. He returned to Australia on the Pakeha, 24 Nov. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    1. [Title page]
    3. S.S. Mooltan leaving Sydney, May 15th 1915 - Instruction classes on board Mooltan
    4. Australian Sisters on board S.S. Mooltan 1915 - Tasmanian Sisters on board S.S. Mooltan 1915
    5. Australian doctors on board S.S. Mooltan 1915 - Kit inspection on board S.S. Mooltan 1915
    6. Orderlies approaching men's mess with rations on board S.S. Mooltan - Lecture classes on board S.S. Mooltan in mid ocean
    7. Sleeping quarters on board S.S. Mooltan - Staff at mess on board S.S. Mooltan
    8. Sick quarters S.S. Mooltan - Interior sick quarters S.S. Mooltan
    9. Reinforcements to No 1 A.G.H. leaving S.S. Mooltan at Aden - On board S.S. Simla in Mudros Bay, Lemnos. British troops leaving for Gallipoli
    10. How we spent our stay at Colombo on route. In the gardens 1915 - Another view in the gardens Colombo 1915
    11. Officers of the 3rd A.G.H. on board the Simla, Mudros Bay - Submarine in Mudros Bay
    12. First party of officers proceeding from S.S. Simla to land on Lemnos Island - Officers and staff having their first meal on Lemnos Island
    13. Sleeping quarters of officers & men in early days on Lemnos Island - Field kitchens for staff, Lemnos Island
    14. Sisters field kitchen during early days Lemnos Island - Hospital equipment, how it was conveyed from barges to hospital
    15. Hospital equipment on the beach, Lemnos Island - Hospital equipment at Q.M. store, Lemnos Island
    16. Hospital equipment at Q.M. store, Lemnos - Arrival of first detachment of sisters on Lemnos Island. They marched to the hospital headed by a piper
    17. Sisters lines, Lemnos Island - Wounded men waiting admission to hospital wards, Col. Stawel passing cigarettes to the boys
    18. Patients under canvas who arrived before wards were properly erected - The first patient being carried to operating tent. Note the strong sun
    19. Operating tent and staff. Taken prior to an operation, Lemnos Island 1915 - Patients and interior of ward during early days, Lemnos Island 1915
    20. Interior of ward fully and properly equipped - Interior of operating theatre
    21. Operating tent photographed during improvements of hospital. Note sky light windows fitted - Construction of X ray room and dental room by Greek & Egyptian labour
    22. X ray Dept., Lemnos Island - Engine & dynamo for supplying current to X ray & Operating Dept.
    23. Dental room, staff & patients, Lemnos Island 1915 - Part of the hospital during its erection stages
    24. Main road through hospital early days, Lemnos Island - Another road taken during early days. Patients occupied these wards although not properly equipped
    25. Hospital wards in an incompleted state - Wards and patients
    26. Sick parade of English troops at 3rd A.G.H., early days, Lemnos Island - Carpenters at work on ward equipment
    27. Out patients and Dispensary Dept. - Meal time, orderlies waiting for patients `tucker'
    28. Serving out patients meals to orderlies, Lemnos Island 1915 - Preparing patients meals, Lemnos Island 1915
    29. Making drains in main hospital road - Staff lines 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos Island
    30. 3rd A.G.H. before roads were established - The hospital in its completed state, Lemnos 1915
    31. Staff lines 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos Island - Officers lines 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos Island
    32. Officers lines, later days at Lemnos Island - An English officers mess on Lemnos Island 1915
    33. Sisters lines, later days at Lemnos - Sisters at needlework in their lines, Lemnos Island
    34. Col. Stawell & Col. de Crespeqny arranging a little packing - Sick Sisters outside their sick quarters. They appreciated a few hours in the open air
    35. Kitchen & orderlies waiting for patients meals, later days at Lemnos - Segts. mess kitchen
    36. Sisters mess kitchen, later days at Lemnos - The condenser constructed by English engineers for converting sea water to fresh water
    37. Sisters at needlework - A dugout belonging to two of the staff
    38. The field post office which supplied units on Lemnos Island with letters etc. - The parade ground of the 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos Island
    39. The beach laundry, Lemnos Island - Another view of the laundry
    40. The refuse destructor connected with the hospital - The Q.M. store after a rough night
    41. Pathological Dept., Lemnos Island - A dug out of one of the staff decorated for Xmas 1915
    42. The staff 3rd A.G.H. photographed on Christmas day 1915, Lemnos Island, Col. de Crespeqny in command - A view after the staff was photographed
    43. Erecting hospital marquees - Staff recreation tent after a stormy night
    44. Sisters lines after a stormy night. They had many experiences of this kind and their night disturbances did not dishearten them - Re-roofing a marquee and taking away damaged parts
    45. Sisters and patients in winter clothes during severe weather - Another view winter time
    46. Patients were willing helpers. They are here seen airing their ward equipment - Patients and their ward cooker
    47. Patients recovering and taking nourishment outside - Patients as they appear towards recovery. They posed for the photograph
    48. Turkish sick prisoners. The 3rd A.G.H. treated many of these cases - Patients card playing in the sunshine, Lemnos Island
    49. Outside treatment for patients - Patients preparing their meals, bread cutting
    50. Turk patients and their ward and guard - Turk patients sorting their clothes
    51. Sunday church parade, Lemnos Island - Col. Fiaschi & French Commander of Fleet inspecting 3rd A.G.H.
    52. Lord Kitchener and Col. de Crespeqny inspecting 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos 1915 - Gathering of Australian nurses and officers, Lemnos Island 1915
    53. Col. ... of Sydney and his confirmation class, Lemnos Island - Col. ... Dean of Sydney, Lemnos Island
    54. Turkish sick prisoners waiting their orders at orderly room, 3rd A.G.H. - Infectious ward, 3rd A.G.H.
    55. British guarding stores on Lemnos Island, note the sentry box - Aerated water factory, manufactured by the staff on the island and used by the patients
    56. Aerated water factory erected and worked by staff, 3rd A.G.H. - Road making on Lemnos Island
    57. Egyptians road making on Lemnos Island - A stage further in road making
    58. Road making Lemnos Island - Evacuation of our troops from the Peninsula, barges conveyed them from transports to the island
    59. The last batch of troops from the Peninsula arriving from Lemnos, Jan 1916 - Lemnos Harbour as seen from the 3rd A.G.H.
    60. A scene at the jetty, Lemnos Island - Arrival of troops from Gallipoli, marching to their respective camps
    61. Turkish prisoners marching through a storm on Lemnos Island - Indian transport on Lemnos Island
    62. Inspection of transport on Lemnos Island - Arrival of Australians from Gallipoli to Lemnos Island, 1916
    63. Troops from the Peninsula marching through the hospital grounds en route for their next camp at Sarpi - A step further. Taking a short cut to the camp seen in the background, Lemnos Island
    64. A rest on their way to the Rest Camp - As they arrived from the Peninsula. They were ready for a rest
    65. Sarpi Rest Camp, Lemnos Island - The jetty at Sarpi
    66. Sarpi Rest Camp as seen from the 3rd A.G.H. - Preparing for the `billies' at a Sarpi Rest Camp
    67. Australian Rest Camp at Sarpi. The 3rd A.G.H. is seen in the opposite distance - Another Australian Rest Camp on Lemnos Island
    68. Resting on the way to Sarpi - The Butcher's Shop at the Rest Camp
    69. Arrival of Infantry at Rest Camp, Lemnos Island - A roll call on arrival at the Rest Camp
    70. The 3rd A.G.H. motor launch. The hospital is seen in the distance - Difficulties to contend with at Lemnos
    71. After one month rest at Sarpi. Troops returning to the Peninsula. Passing through the 3rd A.G.H., Oct 1915 - A near view of the boys returning to the Peninsula through 3rd A.G.H.
    72. The Peninsula in the distance as seen from the 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos - Entrance to the 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos 1915
    73. Orderly Room 3rd A.G.H. - Orderly Room 3rd A.G.H. and discharged patients waiting for their papers
    74. Orderly Room 3rd A.G.H. - Discharged patients from the 3rd A.G.H. awaiting transport
    75. A.M.C. Transport, Lemnos Island - Discharged patients from 3rd A.G.H.
    76. Discharged stretcher cases from the 3rd A.G.H. - Stretcher cases being taken aboard the barges for transit to the Hospital Ships
    77. Patients aboard a Barge to be taken to Hospital Ship, Lemnos Island - One of the many Hospital Ships that anchored in Mudros Bay, Lemnos Island
    78. An Australian funeral, Col. Fiaschi, Col. Dick & other 3rd A.G.H. Officers & Sisters are here seen, Lemnos 1915 - The cemetery at Lemnos, reading the burial service
    79. The firing after the burial, Lemnos Island - The `Last Post' Lemnos Island
    80. An English funeral party passing through 3rd A.G.H. - Evacuation of 3rd A.G.H., preparing hospital equipment for transport
    81. The evacuation of wards, clearing equipment for packing - Evacuation, the staff were busy and the weather rough, Jan 1916
    82. Evacuation of 3rd A.G.H., the weather was bad and thus caused many difficulties - Evacuation, site of the Opthalmic Ward, Lemnos 1916
    83. Evacuation, a general view of the hospital grounds - Evacuation, site of the Orderly Room, weather was rough and wet
    84. Hospital equipment stacked on the beach for shipment, Lemnos Island - A fatigue party of the hospital staff
    85. Hospital equipment at the beach evacuation waiting for shipment - Evacuation. Sisters of the 3rd A.G.H. waiting at the jetty for the barge to convey them to the transport, Jan 1916 in cold and rough weather
    86. Florence Elizabeth McMillan and other sisters and their baggage at the jetty awaiting a Barge - A Gallipoli kitten and mascot, born in the trenches
    87. Sisters aboard a `Barge' the following morning. Col de Crespeqny wishing them farewell, Jan 1916 - Sisters aboard a barge about to move from jetty
    88. Final evacuation of 3rd A.G.H. from Lemnos, Jan 1916, Col. de Crespeqny hawling down flag - Col. de Crespeqny and Major K. Smith and staff marching to the jetty for departure from Lemnos Island
    89. Staff aboard `barges' at jetty - Sisters moving away from jetty making way for the transport
    90. Sisters on the `barge' moving away from the Island, Jetty Lemnos Island - The boys of the 3rd A.G.H. farewell to Lemnos, Jan 1916
    91. Egyptian labour at Lemnos constructing railways
    92. A view of Mudros Harbour showing Acquitania [i.e. Aquitania] in distance - Egyptians at work, Lemnos Island
    93. On Lemnos Island, sheep grazing - A disused Greek Church, Lemnos Island
    94. A Greek and donkey - A Greek farmer
    95. Mudros Harbour showing Hospital ship `Britanic' - Mudros Harbour
    96. The Harbour, Lemnos - Turks Head Jetty, Lemnos
    97. Indian sheep reared on Lemnos Island for consumption by the Indian troops - An Indian & Indian sheep
    98. Indian camp, Lemnos - An interested Indian
    99. Indian camp, Lemnos Island
    100. Indians - Greeks waiting at the hospital for treatment
    101. House building by Greeks, Lemnos Island - Heavy labour by Turk prisoners, Lemnos Island
    102. Egyptians busy at the water carts - The Egyptian camp, Lemnos Island
    103. Greek farm scene, Lemnos - Sarpi Rest Camp & Harbour
    104. Scene in a Greek village, Lemnos - Greek sheep
    105. Mascot to 3rd A.G.H. [monkey] - Troops pumping water, Lemnos
    106. Reinforcements of Sisters to 1st A.G.H. leaving at Aden - Plan of hospitals on Lemnos Island
    107. A Greek farmhouse used as H.Q. by engineer staff, Lemnos - A Greek camp, Lemnos
    108. An Egyptian feeling the cold - Egyptians preparing lunch, Lemnos
    109. A Greek patient to 3rd A.G.H. - A halt at a Greek coffee house, Lemnos
    110. Egyptian labour at Lemnos - Egyptians carrying sections of huts for 3rd A.G.H. occupation
    111. On the way to Egypt, mess deck on board Oxfordshire - The Oxfordshire at Alexandria with 3rd A.G.H. staff
    112. Staff waiting for train at Alexandria - Loading train with equipment, 3rd A.G.H.
    113. 3rd A.G.H. Sisters departing for Cairo - Staff in readiness for Cairo
    114. Getting ready to leave for Cairo - A boot shine before leaving Alexandria
    115. A boot blacker at Alexandria - Arrival at Abbassia, the carpenters shop
    116. Hospital grounds before renovation - Egyptian labour at work on hospital
    117. Exterior view of 3rd A.G.H., Abbassia - 3rd A.G.H. Abbassia
    118. A ward being prepared for occupation - Getting the bedding ready
    119. A ward interior
    120. Morning inspection - A scene on the verandah
    121. Morning inspection staff - O.C. chatting to a patient
    122. A surgical ward - A patients mascot [koala]
    123. A pastime with patients - Sick officer patients at lunch
    124. A group of surgical patients - Patients waiting for cook house call
    125. Barbers at work on patients - A comparison
    126. Egyptian laundry staff at 3rd A.G.H. - The laundry
    127. Egyptian staff to 3rd A.G.H. cookhouse - Staff leaving dining room
    128. [untitled]
    129. Sisters leaving their quarters for their days toil - At the entrance to hospital
    130. 3rd A.G.H. staff quarters - Staff at morning parade
    131. View showing ambulances waiting for patients
    132-133. Evacuating patients
    134. Evacuating patients - A favourite patient's farewell
    135. Evacuating patients - ANZAC Provost Corps on Church Parade
    136. A funeral from Abbassia Hospital
    137. Col. Newmarch O.C. 3rd A.G.H
    138. Matron Wilson 3rd A.G.H. - Col. Martin in his laboratory, 3rd A.G.H.
    139. The dental section - Dental workshops
    140. X ray Dept. - Dispensary Dept.
    141. Library Dept. - Clothing Dept.
    142. Red Cross Dept.
    143. The Garrison Church at Hospital - The Sisters dining quarters
    144. Medical staff of 3rd A.G.H., Abbassia - Queenslanders of 3rd A.G.H.
    145. A wedding at Abbassia Garrison Church - After the ceremony
    146. Wedding scene at hospital - Patient Fly Catcher at hospital
    147. ANZAC Provost Corps on Church Parade
    148. ANZAC Provost Corps
    149-152. Hospital sports, ANZAC Day 1916
    153. Hospital sports, ANZAC Day 1916 - Camels for desert
    154-155. Camels waiting for departure - Entraining camels at Abbassia
    156. Entraining camels at Abbassia - Ready to move off
    157. An Officers and Sisters function at hospital - In the gardens at Sisters Quarters
    158. Interested Sisters & their hobby - Egyptian watering hospital roads
    159. The gun at Abbassia - The troops hostel, Abbassia
    160. 3rd A.G.H. staff prior to leaving Egypt - Ambulance vans
    161. Turkish prisoners passing through Cairo
    162. Egyptian quarry scene - Banks of the Nile
    163. Scene on the Nile - The swing bridge
    164. On the Nile - A barge loaded with pottery
    165. Nile scenes
    166. Sisters donkey riding - Railway Station, Cairo
    167. The Gardens, Cairo - Loading a camel with corn
    168. A rest for the camel - Egyptians and their donkeys
    169. On the Nile
    170. The Gardens, Cairo
    171. An Egyptian scene near Pyramids - Near the Pyramids
    172. Along the banks of the Nile - Egyptian prisoners and police gaol
    173. Land irrigation in Egypt - Irrigation scheme, Egypt
    174. Irrigation scheme - Drawing water, old method
    175. Near the pyramids - Portion of an old city
    176. Egyptians moving from one village to another - Passing away a few hours
    177. Egyptian pottery makers - An Egyptian village
    178. Egyptian village
    179. A thirsty Egyptian - Egyptian ladies
    180. An Egyptian & her baby - Begging for money
    181. Shipping quarters - Loaded ships
    182. On the banks of the Nile
    183. On the Nile
    184. Landing stage - On the Nile
    185. An Egyptian scene - On the Nile
    186. On the Nile
    187. Pleasure times - Good sport
    188. In a village near Cairo - On the Nile
    189. Col. Fiaschi O.C. 3rd A.G.H., Lemnos - 3rd A.G.H. Padre
    190. Major Morton
    191. Surgeons to the 3rd A.G.H.
    193. 3rd A.G.H. at Brighton, England - Interior of ward, Brighton
    194. A winter scene at Brighton - X ray Dept., Brighton
    195. Staff quarters at Brighton - Red Cross hut at Brighton
  • System of arrangement
    Page numbers listed (note there are 2 photographs per page)
  • Source
    Unknown
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
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  • General note

    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
    The Fryer Library and University Archives, University of Queensland, holds two albums of the same images with slightly different captions, donated by F.H. James Wallace. Florence James Wallace, a nurse by profession, was also posted to No.3 General Hospital and was on the same boat as A. W. Savage.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I pictorial material
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823229
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