Black and white photographic prints covering the First World War service of Private Herbert Symes Golden with the West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own Hussars) during the Gallipoli campaign and with the 10th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in Egypt.
Photographs relating to Gallipoli show a sniper post at Fusilier Bluff; troops in the trenches of the 'Western Birdcage'; a sentry in Inniskillin Trench; a periscopic rifle in use; dugout camps; a member of the West Kent Yeomanry throwing a cricket ball bomb from a trench; a church parade on 1 November 1915 and the bombing section of the West Kent Yeomanry.
The Egypt photographs cover defensive positions and camps, including No.5 Post and 'Cathedral Post' and the large tented camp at Matruh. Another interesting photograph shows men of the 10th Buffs engaged in a tent striking competition. A series of five photographs of 'The Fragments' concert party is also part of the collection. Other photographs show pack camels used by British forces and local sailing craft requisitioned for service with the Royal Engineer's Inland Water Transport service. There are also a number of images showing life in camp including bivouacs and dugouts and the 10th Buffs bath / shower combination. Numerous other photographs show local people, street scenes and landmarks in and around Alexandria and Cairo, the Sphinx and Pyramids are obviously included.
Finally, the collection also includes two photographs dating from before the West Kent Yeomanry went overseas. These being a full-length portrait of Private Golden in uniform and a group of men from the regiment (including Golden on extreme right) outside a wooden hut.
Black and white photographic prints ( slightly curled) and one black and white photo postcard. A number have annotations handwritten in pencil on the reverse.