Historical information

The Mena Camp, Egypt, was the training camp for the 1st Australian Imperial Forces(AIF) before the Landing at Gallipoli.
The camp was located 16Kms from Cairo.Built around Mena House, it was a luxury hotel built next to the Pyramids of Giza (originally spelt Gizeh) supplied with its own purpose built tram-line to Cairo.
The centre road up the middle of the camp was known as Artillery Road. The initial force consisted of 20,000 men.


The Camp was a major training facility for the 1st Australian Imperial Force in 1014-15.

Physical description

Rectangular shaped glass covered picture frame showing a photo of Mena Camp-1914/15.

Inscriptions & markings

Mena Camp-1st Australian Division. Australian Imperial Force-Egypt. 1914-15.