Photos WW1 British, Commonwealth & US Forces

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USS Huntington (Armored Cruiser #5, ex-West Virginia). Underway at sea while escorting a troopship convoy in 1918. She is painted in pattern camouflage.
Laying mines attached to nets from a Royal Navy drifter during WW1.
HMS Redoubtable (formerly the Royal Sovereign class pre-Dreadnought HMS Revenge) firing on German positions in Belgium in 1915. She has flooded several of her anti torpedo blisters to give the ship a list so as to increase gun elevation/range
HMS Agamemnon has her main 12" guns replaced at Malta, May–June 1915
USS Florida (BB-30) en route to Europe, encountering heavy seas, 1917.

USS Delaware (BB-28) in British waters, while serving with the Sixth Battle Squadron in the North Sea area, 1918. Location is probably the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
His Majesty King George V on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, 1918

London-class pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Bulwark. She tragically exploded in 1914 with the of loss 741 souls.
A British soldier stands besides the grave of a comrade near Pilckem during the Third Battle of Ypres, 22nd August 1917.
A returning soldier of the 369th Infantry Regiment who lost his leg in France, being welcomed on his return home to New York, 17th February 1919
Informal portrait of 66 Private (Pte) George Forrest, 34th Battalion, of West Maitland, NSW; formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland.

Pte Forrest was a labourer prior to enlisting in January 1916 and, as stated on his enlistment papers, a member of A Battery, NSW, for 19 years. Pte Forrest gave his age at enlistment as 45 years, but he was in fact 59.

He had served in the Colonial Military Forces in NSW from 1883 and, as 1090 Driver George Forrest, served in an artillery unit in the Sudan from March to June 1885. From 1899 until 1902, 1090 Gunner Forrest served in South Africa with A Battery Royal Australian Artillery.

On 2 May 1916, Pte Forrest embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Hororata (A20) and arrived for service on the Western Front in November 1916.

He was killed in action by a shell explosion at Messines, Belgium, shortly after commencement of the attack on 7 June 1917. He was 60 years of age.
Indian infantry soldiers don their gas masks while taking position in a trench during WWI
A US soldier being taught how to use a bayonet at Camp Dick in Texas in 1917
From AWM: "Australian light horsemen riding Waler horses. The soldiers are of the original contingent of the Australian Imperial Force and the photo was taken prior to their departure from Australia in November 1914. The soldier on the right is Trooper William Harry Rankin Woods, 1st Light Horse Regiment, who died of wounds on 15 May 1915, one of the first light horsemen to die during the Battle of Gallipoli."
U.S. Army Soldiers prepare to play baseball for chemical warfare training during WWI at a Gas Defense Plant in Long Island City, N.Y. in 1918.
US National Guard Soldiers of the 165th Infantry (formerly the 69th Regiment, New York National Guard) prepare to move forward during an attack at Landres-et-St. Georges, France. October 1918
Royal Garrison Artillery gunners pushing a light railway truck filled with shells, behind Zillebeke, 1st October 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele

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