First trench dug by Nelson men on night of landing April 1915. Trench was from beach to 1/4 mile inland and men linked up with Australians. The Nelson men protected the beach on the left flank the first night. Sergeant Hammond of Richmond on right, Sergeant Major Glanville looking through glasses.

Maker and role
attr Photographer: Cyprian Brereton (b.1876, d.1962)
Production date
25 Apr 1915
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View of five soldiers, 12th Nelson Regiment, in a shallow trench on a hillside. Anzac, Gallipoli, World War 1.
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0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 50 x 77mm
Maker biography
Cyprian Bridge Brereton (1876-1962) was a dentist by profession and was battalion commander of the Nelson 12th regiment at Gallipoli during World War I. He married Margaret Guy from Orinoco in England in 1915. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1918. He grew tobacco on his Orinoco farm from 1925 and was involved with the Nelson Pioneer Tobacco Grower's Union in the 1930s. He moved to Nelson in 1935 and became the Curator of the Nelson Institute Museum retiring in 1960.

For more information see Lash, Max Nelson Notables .Nelson: Nelson Historical Society, 1992.
World war, 1914-1918 – Battlefields – Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
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First trench dug by Nelson men on night of landing, 25 April 1915. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: 300753.

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