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Registration Number: R6440.72

Name or Title: Photograph - Bow of navy vessel with 6 inch gun

Classification: CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Military ww1
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Military navy
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Maritime ship

Brief Description: A black and white photograph of a navy vessel's foredeck and the ocean. The photograph features the ship's gun.

Collection: Social History
World War One

Production Date: 1917

Materials: Photographic Paper

Measurement : L70 x H45mm

Signature/Marks: ATLANTIC OCEAN \ OUR GUN. 6in

History and Use: This group of photographs is part of an album donated to the Museum in 2013. The album documents the war experiences of Staff Sergeant-Major Arthur George Bennett. Bennett was an employee of the Ipswich Railway Workshops. He signed up in 1916 at the age of 22, joining the 4th Pioneer Battalion. After joining in Brisbane he travelled to Britain to undertake training prior to being posted on the Western Front where his unit carried out construction, maintenance and repairs of infrastructure.

This album shows elements of the training camp and the recreational activities of Bennett and his fellow soldiers. The album is part of a broader collection that speaks to Bennett's pre-war military experiences, experiences of the war and his post-war life. Bennett was wounded twice in 1917 and invalided home in 1918. He returned to the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1920 as a railway fitter and continued to work in the railways throughout Queensland until his retirement in 1961.

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