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J. B. Davis album 1

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  • Description
    Album featuring Gallipoli, Suez and time in Egypt.
    Inside cover, "K[?]. Davis 1915"
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  • Catalogue title
    J. B. Davis album 1
  • Identifiers
    PH-ALB-562-1  (Reference Number)
  • Creator
  • Description
    Album featuring Gallipoli, Suez and time in Egypt. Inside cover, "K[?]. Davis 1915"
  • Collection
  • Physical description
    313 mm. x 240 mm. x 25 mm.
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  • Availability
    • Permission to reproduce this image should be sought from Auckland War Memorial Museum and the copyright holder where applicable.  (Copyright)
    • Digital copy available  (Access Notes)
  • Citation
    Davis, J. B. (1915) J. B. Davis album 1. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-562-1.
  • Notes
    • John Burnet Davis served in the South African War, World War I and World War II. Serial numbers:
    • ##9835
    • ##11/35
    • ##38635
    • Davis’ story is told in the book, “Kiwi Trooper” on page 122 detailing events such as the push to take Chunuk Bair and how the position was to be held to the last man! The story around departure from Gallipoli is particularly strong, with Colonel J. B. Davis describing how they left rifles with the sights knocked off, wedged in position with slowly filling water tied to triggers so they would keep firing as his group (the last) departed and fled down Walker’s Ridge (page 134).

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