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Photographs from the First World War

Photographs from the First World War

Photographs from the First World War, 1914-1918, donated by members of the South Australian RSL. See special list for details. Selected images have been digitised. To view digitised images, do an archival number search on SRG 435/1.

World War 1 era campaign button badges

World War 1 era campaign button badges

73 World War 1 era badges (also known as campaign buttons or 'tinnies') collected by Alan David and Winifred Smith Greenlees, when they were living in Broken Hill. Most badges were designed and created to be purchased as a fundraising interest, in order to raise money for various factions of the Red Cross, and most were manufactured by Alfred E.S. Stokes in Australia 'Manufacturer of Photographic reproduction, coloured Patriotic, Carnival, Campaign Buttons, etc. 228 Pitt Street, Sydney'. Several of this group of items were designed for other charity groups such as the Returned Services League (RSL), the Florence Nightingale Fund, the Army Nurses Day, the Civilian TB & Cancer Fund, the Navy Day, the Wattle League, the Lord Mayor's Japanese Relief Fund and other ventures.

World War 1 medals and records of Private Roy Alfred Nelson

World War 1 medals and records of Private Roy Alfred Nelson

Records comprising diary, autograph book, field ambulance discharge receipt stub, membership card and pocket mirror once belonging to No. 1750 Private R. A. Nelson, 27th Infantry Battalion, who was a South Australian and Norwood resident.

Egypt during World War I

Egypt during World War I

Records of the Reverend Arthur M. Trengrove comprising quarter plate size lantern slides of soldiers, horses and scenery in Port Said, Rafah, Kantara and Cairo in Egypt during his time in World War 1. 98 items. See CONTENTS for more information and details.

World War One items of Philip Pittaway

World War One items of Philip Pittaway

Items from the First World War relating to Philip George Pittaway comprising: portrait of Philip Pittaway in uniform, four postcards from Philip Pittaway sent while on active service in Egypt and France to his sister Edith Reid of Balaklava, and the 1914-15 Star campaign medal awarded to Private P.G. Pittaway. See below for details.

World War One photographs

World War One photographs

Photographs of an unknown Australian soldier of his active service during the First World War, including: men participating in sports and games on board the S.S. Ascanius, the 'Ascanius' in harbour at Durban and Cape Town, buildings in Durban and Cape Town, buildings and sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and Light Horse troops training in Australia. Selected photographs have been digitised. See below for details.

Farewell parade of the first contingent of South Australian soldiers for the First World War

Farewell parade of the first contingent of South Australian soldiers for the First World War

Parade of the first contingent of South Australian soldiers for the First Expeditionary Force, World War One, North Terrace Adelaide, consisting of mounted men, infantry, ammunition wagons, transport wagons and ambulance wagons.

Women naval officers during the 1914-1918 World War

Women naval officers during the 1914-1918 World War

A small group of women naval officers marching during an inspection by three seniors and a male army officer during the World War, 1914-1918, names and location unknown; the personnel were possibly from the WRNS College at Ashurst near the Crystal Palace, London.

Portrait of a World War One soldier and his mother

Portrait of a World War One soldier and his mother

Copy of a portrait of an Australian soldier in World War One uniform with his mother. Thought to be Amelia (Caroline Amelia Burford, nee Goodes) with her youngest son William Claude Burford.

Framed collection of World War I badges

Framed collection of World War I badges

A collection of 477 war buttons and regimental badges collected and arranged by members of the Symon family, framed behind glass and with a metal plate on the bottom of the frame inscribed: "Presented by Lieutenant Commander Oliver Symon in memory of Sir Josiah Symon, KCMG, KC" [his father]. The buttons and Armed Forces badges were issued to raise funds from non-government sources, such as badge days for the Cheer Up Society, Australian Comforts Fund and Australia Day, during World War I. The framed collection was hung in the Upper Sturt Hall near the Symon residence "Manoah" and later came to the Mount Lofty Historical Society, which presented it to the Mortlock Library of South Australiana in 1993. The Advertiser reported, 17 December 1936 page 30: 'A fete to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Upper Sturt Soldiers' Memorial Hall, was held at Upper Sturt on Saturday. The financial return was satisfactory. The opening ceremony was performed by Lieutenant-Commander Oliver Symon, who also presented to the hall a fine souvenir panel of war buttons and regimental badges. The afternoon was spent in sports and games for the children, afternoon tea being served. Among those present were Lady Symon, Miss K. Symon and Miss Lewers. Mr C. Wylie, chairman of the hall committee, presided. A dance followed in the evening, when the hall was filled, to capacity.'

Grieving women during World War, 1914-1918

Grieving women during World War, 1914-1918

Lady Galway, carrying the umbrella, wife Sir Henry, Governor of South Australia, with other women, some still wearing mourning, listening to Colonel Rowell speaking at a war memorial occasion during the First World War. It appears that the memorial is the South African War memorial on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace (see PRG 280/1/24/106).

[Pass issued to Harry Swift while a resident in Berlin during World War 1]

[Pass issued to Harry Swift while a resident in Berlin during World War 1]

The pass, with English translation, issued to Harry Swift, an English resident living in Berlin in 1914. Passes were issued to 'all subjects of enemy states' by the Commandant of Berlin, von Boehn, General of Cavalry, and sets out the rules to be followed by these residents. Written in German. The pass is dated 23 November 1914.

European War, 1914-19

European War, 1914-19

European War, 1914-19. Hon. Sir Richard Butler M.P. announcing declaration of war, 5 August 1914. In front of Government Offices, north corner of Victoria Square and Wakefield Street. See account in "The Advertiser" 6 August 1914.

Mounted soldiers with horse drawn vehicles at an army camp during World War I

Mounted soldiers with horse drawn vehicles at an army camp during World War I

Mounted soldiers with horse drawn vehicles at an army camp during World War I.

Mounted soldiers and vehicles parading past spectators during World War I

Mounted soldiers and vehicles parading past spectators during World War I

Mounted soldiers and vehicles parading past spectators during World War I.

A crowded King William Street, Adelaide watching a parade of patriotic displays during World War I

A crowded King William Street, Adelaide watching a parade of patriotic displays during World War I

A crowded King William Street, Adelaide watching a parade of patriotic displays during World War I.

World War One photograph album

World War One photograph album

Photograph album of No.984 Driver Mervyn Douglas Graham taken during active service overseas in Gallipoli, France and England during the First World War. Written on front of album: 'M.D. Graham. Queen St, Gawler Sth, Gawler'. Photographs include: sea voyage from Australian to Europe and the Middle East, stopping at Cape Town, locations in England including Devonport, Salisbury and London, Australian soldiers in England and France, troop ships and battle ships. Selected images have been digitised. See below for details.

Photographs relating to the First and Second World Wars

Photographs relating to the First and Second World Wars

Photographs relating to the First and Second World Wars, including Army Medical Corps parade along King William Street, soldiers by a car, Red Cross stall on North Terrace, and soldiers at an ANZAC Day service in London in 1941. See below for details.

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold (Leo) Terrell, Heliopolis Camp, Egypt

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold (Leo) Terrell, Heliopolis Camp, Egypt

War diary describing Leo Terrell's experiences serving with the AIF during World War I, February to June 1915 and January to February 1916, Heliopolis Camp, Egypt. Also contains hand drawn maps of Suvla Bay and list of German words with English translations.

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1916

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1916

Diary covering the year 1916, describing Leo Terrell's experiences serving with the AIF in the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I.

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1917

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1917

Diary covering the year 1917, describing Leo Terrell's experiences serving with the AIF on the Western Front during World War I.

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1918

World War I diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell, 1918

Diary covering the year 1918, describing Leo Terrell's experiences serving with the AIF on the Western Front during World War I. Includes his return to Australia after WWI and discharge.

Album of World War I photographs

Album of World War I photographs

Album of photographs of nursing sisters, Col. Simpson Newland and others on the 'Orvosa' in Cairo, Ismailia, Dartford and elsewhere.

Entering Kuneitra, World War I

Entering Kuneitra, World War I

The 11th Australian Light Horse 'entering Kuneitra', [also known as Quneitra], during the first World War.

Crossing the Jordan River, World War I

Crossing the Jordan River, World War I

The 11th Australian Light Horse 'fording the Jordan near Lake Tiberias on the march towards Damascus', during the first World War.

Postcards from the First World War

Postcards from the First World War

Postcards from the First World War, sent to: Maynard Cole, William Elsdon Cole, Reginald William Cole, Maynard Cole's sisters Claudia and Millicent, and miscellaneous postcards. Sent from friends and family members on active service during the war including: Private Colin Lawson Andrews, Private Horace William George, Private Harrold Leslie Cole, Private Cyril Richard Cole, and Private Maynard Johnson Cole. See below for details.

World War One Light Horse photographs

World War One Light Horse photographs

Negatives (including photographic prints of the first 17 of the negatives) and prints of an unknown serviceman showing First World War Australian Light Horse camps in the Middle East, the photographer's horse and other horses, troops eating and swimming, grain dumps, landscapes of the Jordan River and valley, and mosques in Jerusalem. Selected images have been digitised. See below for details.

World War One Light Horse photographs

World War One Light Horse photographs

Negatives and prints of an unknown serviceman showing First World War Australian Light Horse camps in the Middle East, the photographer's horse and other horses, troops eating and swimming, grain dumps, landscapes of the Jordan River and valley, and mosques in Jerusalem. Selected images have been digitised. See below for details.

British war medal awarded to Ernest Arthur Frost, Third Australian Light Horse

British war medal awarded to Ernest Arthur Frost, Third Australian Light Horse

Digital copy of the British War Medal received by Ernest Arthur Frost for active service with the Third Light Horse during World War I.

World War One Light Horse album

World War One Light Horse album

Album of small photographs of Australian Light Horse regiments in Egypt during the First World War, including: field camps, horses, Pyriamids, Cairo, Light Horsemen, River Nile, cities, the Sphinx, local people, soldiers resting, and the Cairo museum. Selected photographs have been digitised. See below for details.