Guns from 1/5th Hampshire Howitzer Battery being loaded onto a raft at Basra, 1915
Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918), 1915.
1/5th Hampshire Howitzer Battery landed at Basra on 23 March 1915 and joined 6th Indian Division which had arrived in November 1914.
It fought in the Battle of Shaiba (April 1915) and took part in the advance towards Baghdad, including the Battle of Es Sinn, capture of Kut (September 1915) and Battle of Ctesiphon (November 1915). The battery was captured by the Turks following the British surrender at Kut at April 1916.
From an album of 210 photographs compiled by Lieutenant Henry Curtis Gallup.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection