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108261

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

ID number 108261
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Photographer Rainsford, Ross John
Place made Borneo: Tarakan
Date made 26 May 1945

Description

Men of the 2/48th Battalion gather around the grave of Lieutenant (Lt) T.C. Derrick VC DCM as Chaplain A. W. Bryson, the Roman Catholic chaplain of the 2/48th Battalion, conducts the funeral service at Lt Derrick's grave in the 2/48th Battalion cemetery off the Anzac Highway. Lt Derrick died of wounds received when attacking the Freda feature during the invasion of Tarakan Island by 26th Infantry Brigade on 1945-05-24. Buried beside Derrick is another soldier of the 2/48th Battalion, Private F.M. Wells, Church of England, who was also killed in action on 1945-05-24.