Topic: AIF - Engineers
With the decision to keep the Light Horse in Egypt, one of the important innovations was to create the Field Squadron Engineers. The first independent task performed by the Australian engineers was to build a bridge across the Sweetwater Canal at Kantara in July, 1916. It was a small start to undertaking some major tasks.
This picture articulates all people have come to expect from a work site. One fellow doing the hard work watched by everyone else. Although it seems that way, these men worked very hard at their tasks. Once the man in the water finished his task, it was the signal for his work mates to get busy.
With some hard work, good leadership and materials, the bridge is nearly completed. After this bridge, the engineers tackled some more urgent projects.
Citation: Bridge building over the Sweetwater Canal, Kantara, July 1916