Egypt- En route for the fields
The image shows four camels with three riders on the way to the fields with baskets mounted on the backs of the camels, presumably to harvest food. Three of the camels have people riding the camels with one only having the baskets. The second camel has people riding in the baskets instead of on the camel. The caption at the top right says "Egypt - En route for the fields". Underneath the image "Look at these beauties" has been hand-written in ink. Divided Postcard on back with writing on left side of divider. On the left side, from bottom to top it says "N. 420 B. Livadas & Coutsicos- Cairo." Along the bottom, from left to right it says "EGYPTE- En route pour les champs".
Robert Slattery was born in Liverpool in 1876. Before the war he was a tramway inspector. He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Royal Field Artillery) on the 7th August 1914 aged 38. He was initially appointed private and was first promoted to the rank of Sergeant on the 14th June 1915. He served in Egypt from 4th February 1916 till 25th July 1920 and was discharged from the R.A.M.C on the 1st September 1920.Whilst in Egypt he served at the 6th & 12th Egyptian Stationary Hospital where he held the positions of nursing orderly and surgical ward master (aug 1914 - Nov 1915); Sergeant Steward (march - Dec 1916) and Quarter Master Sergeant (June - Nov 1918). Whilst there he was recommended for promotion to Sergeant Major on the 16th November 1918. He then served at the Russian Field Hospital at Tel-El-Kebir until 2nd July 1920. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.Considerable amount of further information on this individual can be found on the two following web sites.http://www.pals.org.uk/sjab/