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ID number 015515
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Short, Gordon Herbert
Physical description Black & white

Description

1943-07-30. MOUNT TAMBU, NEW GUINEA. 2/5TH BATTALION STRETCHER BEARER CORPORAL LESLIE (BULL) ALLEN MM, AGE 26, OF BALLARAT, VIC, CARRYING TO SAFETY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER WHO HAD BEEN KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY A MORTAR BOMB. ALLEN CARRIED OUT TWELVE AMERICAN CASUALTIES WHILE UNDER FIRE ON MOUNT TAMBU. FOR THIS GALLANTRY HE RECEIVED THE UNITED STATES SILVER STAR. HE HAD WON HIS MILITARY MEDAL AS A PRIVATE ON 7 FEBRUARY 1943 AT CRYSTAL CREEK, WAU. (NEGATIVE BY G. SHORT).