About this object
The photograph shows Leo Bestall standing in the desert at Tel el Kebir, Egypt. The photograph is glued to a page in Leo Bestall's diary and album. He has written at the bottom of the photograph: Self on the desert. At the bottom of the photograph are the words, Tel el Kebir.
Date, exact date unknown but probably sometime in April/May 1916 as Leo embarked from Wellington on 1 April 1916.
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 66 x 42mm
Leo Bestall (MBE); 21 Nov 1895; 22 Mar 1959
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19142