by Captain John Gordon McCallum, I.C.C.
© W.S. McCallum 2006
"15th Company Imperial Camel Corps on trek, December 1916."
"A camel train in the desert escorted by New Zealand Mounted Rifles.
This is how all our supplies including water come.
Note the shadow portrait of the photographer and Rod in the foreground."
"Officers of 14th Company, Imperial Camel Corps (Australian)."
"Camels feeding." "With Lieutenant Rae (Scottish Horse Camel Company)."
"Murchison, McCallum (with mosquito net), Gorton and Major Bruce sitting.
One of the men took this unawares."
"A camp in the desert."
"Turk prisoners captured on a raid.
They were the first the Tommies has seen and they were very interested in them."
"A corner of our present camp (Bir el Maler).
It is in a saucer shaped hollow sheltered by sand hills on every side.
We have dug wells under the Palm trees but the water is too salt for men and almost too salt for horses."
"Blackett ("I am just the boy")."
"Blackett and I en famille at Abu Sultan - The girl was very hard to get into the photo as she was shy."
"Natural history for all. Blackett and I improve our minds by
studying a chameleon and Freeth rushes off for the camera."
"A snap of one of the boys I took on trek."
"Bedouins at Salhia."
"A Bedouin that we brought in from Qatia.
They are mostly Turkish spies and we
are collecting them and clearing the desert."
Grave at El Arish Military Cemetary of Captain J.G. McCallum, commanding officer of the 15th Company,
1st Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps, who died of wounds on 11 January 1917
which were received at the battle of Rafa, Palestine, on 9 January 1917:
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