Depicts men in AIF uniform undertaking artillery training with 4.5" howitzer. These are thought to be members of the 3rd Brigade, Royal Australian Artillery. Depicts men in uniform with 18lb gun. Photographic negative #94 contained in Kodak Negative Album H14359.101.
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Albums negative album
L70 x W40 mm
History and use
This is one of ca.100 images from an album owned by Gunner Clive Richard Balmer and dated 5 June 1917. Balmer enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces in October 1916 and travelled to England on the Osterley in early 1917. He spent about four months in artillery training camp at Larkhill on the Salisbury Plains before arriving in France in August 1917. His album includes images of him and his fellow Australian soldiers on the Osterley at Fremantle, Cape Town and England, undergoing training at Larkhill, and during visits to surrounding locations including Stonehenge, Salisbury, Amesbury, Durrington and London.
Balmer, Clive Richard (b.1895, d.1958)