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P01253.002

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ID number P01253.002
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

Probably VIC, 1940. GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF 2/3RD LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT (LAA), ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (RAA), 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS. THEY WEAR GAS MASK BAGS, WITH STEEL HELMETS AT THE FEET OF THE MEN IN THE FRONT ROW. MANY FROM THIS REGIMENT WERE DROWNED 1941-05 DURING THE EVACUATION OF CRETE. IDENTIFIED IS THOMAS MCNAMARA (SECOND ROW FROM FRONT, FIFTH FROM LEFT). OTHERS ARE: V.C. FOSTER, E.J. DAWELL, P.J. HANNAN, T. ROSE, T.N. KENNEDY, J. EINSIEDEL, F.C. JEFFS, J.F. BARKER, L.H. YOUNG, H.P. SANDFORD, C. HOSKING, C. KILMORE, L.G. PAYNE, E.B. PREISER, C.J. O'MEARA, J. MELDRUM(?), THOMAS P. JAMES, PHILLIPS, CHADWICK, HENRY. (DONOR M. LUCAS)