He wears a slouch hat with the brim down, and shirt and trousers with the sleeves and legs shortened. Between his legs is a shell for an 18-pounder field gun. It is estimated the Australian military focres used around 500 18-pounders during the Great War.
The ammunition carrier wears a canvas jacket with deep tube pockets that allow him to carry several shells at a time. In the rugged terrain of the beachhead at Gallipoli held from April to December 1915, tasks that would normally have been carried out by pack animals were undertaken by men. We can imagine our ammunition carrier struggling with his load from the supply dump on the beach up the steep, winding dirt paths to a gun position on one of the few areas of level ground on the heights behind the Australian front lines.