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Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number 011302
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Place made Malaya: Johore, Muar Area, Bakri
Date made 18 January 1942
Physical description Black & white

Description

A two pounder Anti-Tank Gun of the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment, 8th Australian Division, AIF, directed by VX38874 Sergeant (Sgt) Charles James Parsons, of Moonee Ponds, Vic, in action at a road block at Bakri on the Muar-Parit Sulong Road. In the background is a destroyed Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Medium Tank. The Anti-Tank Gun was known as the rear gun because of its position in the defence layout of the area. Sgt Parsons was later awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for his and his crew's part in destroying six of the nine Japanese tanks during this engagement. This photograph also appears as negative no 068592.