Victoria’s 22nd Battalion landed at Anzac Cove in September 1915, after months at sea aboard a troopship and in Egypt. Their chaplain was Reverend TP Bennett, known to the men as ‘Padre’. Rev Bennett lived in a dugout in Shrapnel Gully, where he spent his days burying the dead, writing to their loved ones, and conducting services. Every day he went into the trenches, his ‘parish’, to visit the battalion. He was, wrote Patsy Adam-Smith in The Anzacs, ‘the paragon among men’.
Enjoy a selection of images from Rev Bennett’s collection of hand-coloured and black-and-white glass slides, donated to the State Library of Victoria by his son in 1983.