One album containing 91 photographic prints relating to the service of Private Ernest Benfield with the 1/1st Staffordshire Yeomanry in Egypt and Palestine during WWI. The photographs show officers and men of the regiment around the time of the Battle of Beersheba (31 October 1917) and awaiting the attack on Jerusalem (30 November 1917); cavalry bringing in captured horses and cattle after the fall of Beersheba; scenes in and around Jerusalem after the city's capture; Turkish prisoners of war; local people; plaque commemorating the Desert Mounted Corps after the capture of Beirut and Damascas; British military cemetary in Beirut; grave of Lieutenant H Brewitt (C Squadron) killed 1 December 1917 and buried at Ramleh; first batch of men from the regiment to leave Beirut for demobilisation; Yeomanry camp at Bir Hassan, 30 miles from Beirut, and Staffordshire Yeomanry v Middlesex Yeomanry in final of 12th Cavalry Brigade football cup at same location. Also a few photographs of the regiment in Egypt.
Named individuals in the album are: Major Wilson Smith (2 Troop, 'A' Squadron); Corporal Sidebotton (2 Troop, 'A' Squadron); Trooper Bold; Trooper Les Case (2 Troop, 'A' Squadron); Trooper Hilton; Trooper Percival ('A' Squadron).
Blue card covered album with 'SCRAPS' in gold writing in centre of front cover. The spine of the album is missing its binding. Black and white photographic prints are glued to the album pages and annotations, handwritten in pencil appear on ther pages beside each print. Ernest Benfield's name is written in ink on the inside front cover of the album.