|Australian Soldier Writing Home
from the Western Front
While I was researching an article on Pozières Ridge, I kept running into photographs by a W.H. Burrell, MM, of the 4th Australian Railway Company. I could not find out much about Burrell, however. He joined up as an enlisted man and earned the Military Medal, then apparently earned a commission. He survived until at least 1919 when he donated his album to one of the State Museums in Australia. One thing for sure, he had a great photographic eye. The combat images here are from the Western Front.
|The 4th R.R. Company & 17th Infantry Battalion Depart Australia
|Searching for Casualties Under Flag of Truce
|A Lucky Digger Grabs Some Sleep
|Memorial Cross for 17th Battalion, Erected 1917