Three Australian officers at Gallipoli, identified from left to right: Lieutenant Roy Kernot of the 1st Division Engineers; Lieutenant Edward Stanley Whitehead of the 3rd Field Company Engineers and Lieutenant Louis Willyama Avery (later MM) of the 1st Division Engineers. The three friends were all associated with the Silverton Tramway Company in Broken Hill and survived the war. image courtesy Australian War Memorial P00244.001
Avery, Louis Willyama – January 1915
Struck camp at 3 a.m. & marched to Cairo, where the 3rd Field Co. Engineers entrained for the Suez Canal to build pontoon bridges & defence works. Detrained at El. Kantara & pitched our tents on the bank of the Canal
Left El Kantara for Ismalia. Country on Asiatic side of Canal being flooded by water from Canal.
Detailed for duty at Ismalia Power Station.