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Vickers gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles moving into position., 19 April 1917

Reference Number: PA1-q-605-23-3

Vickers gun section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles led by 2nd Lieutenant L A Craven, moving into position under aerial bambardment and heavy shelling. Photograph taken by an unknown photographer on the 19th of April 1917

Key terms:
1 image, related to Second battle of Gaza, Lieutenant L A Craven, Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, New Zealand. Army. NZEF. Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment, Gaza, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Middle East, Cavalry, Horses - Palestine, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - Palestine, Soldiers - Palestine and Bombing, Aerial - Palestine.

Part of:
The Egyptian and Palestine Campaigns of 1916-1918. From El Arish to Jerusalem, Reference Number PA1-q-605 (38 digitised items)
Powles family :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-5268 (146 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print, 10 x 6 cms. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Craven managed to get his section into position in spite of the bombardement in time to stop an enemy advance. For this he recieved the Military Cross and accelerated promotion. Later on the same day he was severely wounded and subsequently died of his wounds in New Zealand. (Info from "The History of The Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 1914-1918," edited by Col C G Powles, Whitcomb and Tombs, 1928, p 154).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

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

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: M.G. section (Lt Craven, CMR) under fire

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