Memorial Cross at Gallipoli- This photo is of a memorial cross for the non Commissioned Officers and men of the Field Company Australian Engineers who were killed or wounded in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
ARMED AND READY FOR FOOD, this soldier pauses for his photograph with a bayonet fixed on his rifle musket and a handful of tin-ware and utensils, including the essential coffee pot. Perhaps coming off evening parade, he wears a frock coat sans shoulder scales. The rectangular Model 1851 belt plate suggests he is a non-commissioned officer.
Readiness Crisis? “What Crisis”, Ask the U.S. Armed Services Top Non-Commissioned Officers
Military’s top enlisted men want America to know there’s no such thing. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/readiness-crisis-what-crisis-ask-the-u-s-armed-services-top-non-commissioned-officers/