See my post No. 63 for the soldier on the postcard info. He was a DCM winner:
WWI period postcards
Willie again a very nice image of the Holt caterpillar with the 2 trailers and again courtesy of my friend Mike in the UK the Unit is 895 Company ASC. The Army Mark for that Unit is a moth caterpillar which I believe I can just make out on the sides of the trailers. It would be approx .5M long and painted white on the existing service colour of the vehicle. Can you make out any alpha prefix before the broad arrow on the 2 Census numbers you say you can identify. I used an image from the AWM in my book which has 6 Holts with trailers full of AIF Engineer stores lined up in the desert prior to Beersheba. The caterpillar marking is clear on the closest vehicles also. Rod
Fantastic pictures mate thanks for sharing!!
Willie a bit of a coincidence. I have a front on view of what I believe is the same sub taken in the harbour at Malta. Note on the back has the gun at 12inch which if correct would have made quite an impression on the crew members when it was fired. Charlie may have something to add when he re-visits. Pic was amongst a group of images relating to the troopships Himalaya and Rowan. Thanks for the feedback on the Holt markings. Quite interesting to me as it is the first clear census number noted on a tracked trailer also the fact that it is one removed from that of the tractor. One of the many pieces of the jig saw puzzle he said! Rod
I've looked at some Egyptian ports on Google Earth but it hasn't offered any clues as to location of the above photo. I may be seeing things, but it looks like a couple of pyramids in the background.
Looks like Istanbul to me?
I would agree. It does look like the Hagia Sophia in the background.
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