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H V Green, despatch rider and others by their motorbikes during service in Egypt, World War 1
H V Green (Senior)
Green, H V (Senior)
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This picture is one of a series taken by or belonging to a Derbyshire man, H V Green of Killamarsh (see DCHQ001866), who served as a despatch rider during World War 1 as part of General Allenby's advance in Egypt. His photographs record the activities of planes and men based at Abbassia and El Kantara, and he is present in this picture 3rd from the right. In the background of the picture are the tents used to accommodate the men. The town was formerly known as El Kantara or Al Qantarah, but its full name is Qantarah esh Sharqiya. Located in NE Egypt, on the east bank of the Suez Canal, on the ancient military road between Egypt and Syria, and was the terminus of a railroad to Palestine constructed during World War I, when the British Expeditionary Force in Egypt was based there.