(Australia 19 Jun 1893 – 30 Mar 1972)
26½ x 39 5/8 inches (67.3 x 100.6 cm)
'A historic and exceptional incident on a Bullecourt sector. It was exceptional because it is seldom that an artilleryman gets to close grips with the enemy. In April, 1917, the Germans captured a number of the guns of the 1st Division, Australian Artillery. The infuriated gunners immediately counter-attacked, and in the most unorthodox manner. Not only the gunners, but every man available - cooks (with huge meat knives, axes, etc.), drivers, and orderlies - rushed in admidst the greatest disorder, a howlin, cursing, but determined rablle, and not only succeeded in recapturing their guns, but also in securing a large number of prisoners'.
Bombardier Waller, 111th Howitzer Battery, 4th Division A.I.F.
in 'War sketches on the Somme Front', 1918
The Chaplain, War sketches on the Somme Front, 'Ex-Bombardier Waller and his war pictures', pg. 32-39, Melbourne, 1918, 52 (illus.), 53. titled 'Recapture of guns, Bullecourt Front'
War sketches in black and white, watercolour and oil, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 03 Dec 1918 -–1918