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53861: Postcard of 'Australian heavy gun at work'

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posted on 2024-02-23, 14:18 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

This is a copy of a postcard my Grandfather, Arthur Edward Godfrey, Private, 235069, serving with the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, gave to my mother.

Editors Comment:
Photograph of a QF 4.7" gun: originally a naval weapon, it is here mounted on a Mk I 'Woolwich' carriage for land service, a stop-gap measure before the widespread availability of purpose built heavy artillery. Caption reads: 'Australian Heavy Gun at Work', '"Daily Mail" | Official Photograph | Crown Copyright Reserved'.


Pte. 235069 Arthur Edward Godfrey, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, later served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Service No. 39518).

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Identifier

4118.jpg| GWA_2523_Australian_Heavy_Gun_at_Work.jpg|

Subject

Unknown

Date

1914 - 1917

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Malcolm Claxton

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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