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An Egyptian cemetery at Kantara, 1916

Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), Egypt, 1916.

This image was taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton who was stationed in Egypt and Palestine. Armed with his camera, he took numerous photographs of Egyptian scenes and the local people.

El Qantara, known by the Allies as Kantara was a supply depot on the Suez Canal in Egypt. It marked the start of the desert railway and had a hospital centre and distribution warehouse to support units taking part in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns.

From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-41


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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