The Lee Enfield rifle was standard issue among Aussie diggers in WW1. Image courtesy of Australian War Memorial

Unknown Australian Official Photographer, November First World War, Flesselles, Western Front (France). In billets at Flesselles. A member of the Australian Battalion "carrying on" with his correspondence.

The Lee Enfield was an important part of WW1 as the standard issue rifle for Australian diggers. Read more about it here.

The Lee Enfield was an important part of WW1 as the standard issue rifle for Australian diggers. Read more about it here.

1915 Australian Lithgow Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII (H) SMLE as used by the ANZACs (this rifle was later used as the basis for No1 MkIII* HT sniper rifles).

1915 Australian Lithgow Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII (H) SMLE as used by the ANZACs (this rifle was later used as the basis for No1 MkIII* HT sniper rifles).

Diggers of the 5th Division 4172 Private (Pte) George James Giles, 29th Battalion (left) and 4015 Pte John Wallace Anderton, 32nd Battalion, just out of the trenches, in full kit (with mud), including webbing with ammunition pouches and trenching tool. Anderton has a canvas breech cover on his rifle. Pte Giles’ entire complete uniform and rifle are held by the Australian War Memorial

Two soldiers from the Division immediately after leaving the front line in France during July The uniform and equipment of the soldier on the left, Private George Giles, has been on display at the Australian War Memorial since the

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