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Shooting wounded horse


Shooting wounded horse

‘The end of a good pal’. This New Zealand Mounted Rifles horse received shrapnel wounds to the neck and shoulder during a bombing raid by Turkish aircraft, 1916-17. The horse had to be put down because of the severity of its wounds.

These photos were taken by Private Fred Albert Crum, who served with the Mounted Field Ambulance, New Zealand Medical Corps during the Sinai and Palestine campaigns. He died of wounds on 9 May 1917.


National Army Museum Te Mata Toa 
Accession Number: 2008.41, Albert Crum Collection 
Permission of the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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