All of the following photographs were taken by Harry Belson, or were taken with his camera. Italicised text and captions, where present, are as noted by my grandfather.
“Camera purchased at Suez in 1916 during the time we were stationed at Kubri. The series of photographs starts from here.”
Our encampment on the banks of the Suez Canal at Kubri, near Suez
A baby camel captured from some hill tribes, near Suez. The boy standing was in Truth Ward, Hackney Hospital, same time as myself. Since this, was thrown from a camel and badly hurt.
Arab scouts on the Suez Canal defences
Your offer brother Harry and “Emily” Regt. Pet of the Regt. Somewhere in Egypt – Jan/17 – at El Kubri on the Suez Canal
2/1 East Anglian Field Ambulance Camp, Suez Canal, Kubri, 1916
Swing bridge over the Suez Canal at Kubri, near Suez
Ships passing through the Suez Canal
Looking across the Canal
The grain in the ship had shifted causing the ship to list.
Patrol Boat “Bee”
Mosque near fish market at Suez
“Yours HDB – Suez 1917”
© Paul Barham, February 2018