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Mounted soldiers riding along the embankment of the Suez Canal, 1916

Reference Number: 1/2-178913-F

Mounted Soldiers of either the New Zealand Mounted Brigade, or the ANZAC Mounted Division, riding along the embankment of the Suez Canal, Egypt. Probably photographed by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Guy Powles in 1916.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade, Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Egypt, Suez Canal, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, Australian, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Middle East, Canals - Egypt, Soldiers - Egypt, Horses - Egypt and World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand.

Part of:
Powles family :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-5268 (146 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative

Historical Notes: The label on the original envelope from which this negative came was "Egypt. Training." This probably means that this photograph was taken in 1916 after the New Zealand Mounted Brigade had moved from Zeitoun to Serapeum on the Suez Canal in January 1916. Here training continued and the ANZAC Mounted Division was formed on the 15th of March 1916. On the 23rd of April 1916 the Division moved to Kantara as a Turkish force had attacked the Suez Canal. This was the beginning of the Middle Eastern Campaign.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompnied by the credit "The Powles Family Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library."

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