Historical information

A large group photo of wounded men and nurses at Mena Hospital in Cairo. The men had been evacuated from Gallipoli. From the inscription on the reverse it appears it was donated by Mrs A Pitt. Her husband was Private William James Pitt, service number 1285. His war record can be viewed in the National Archive. He had been wounded at Gallipoli and treated at the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Mena House in Cairo in May 1915 where this photo was taken. This photo can be found in other places, including the AWM archive. Was with other photos of World War One that had been mounted on board. The founding legatees all served in World War One so these photos would have been of significant places for them. (see 01888 to 01899)

Significance

Photos from World War One that would have been significant to the founding legatees. The widow of William Pitt thought it significant to donate this photo to Legacy.

Physical description

Black and white group photo of Gallipoli wounded at Mena Hospital in Cairo.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten on front; 'Wounded Aussies from Gallipoli at Mena Hospital May 1915'. Handwritten on reverse; 'From Mrs A Pitt, 18 Banche St, Collingwood' in pencil and 'Number 1285 / Rank Private / 8th Battalion' in pen.

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