Postcard of 'Australian heavy gun at work'
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|Title||Postcard of 'Australian heavy gun at work'|
|Notes||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.|
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).
|Item Date||1914 - 1917|
|Creation place||Western Front|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Malcolm Claxton|