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P01813.658

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
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ID number P01813.658
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Robertson, Ian
Date made 22 October 1950
Physical description Black & white

Description

Yongju area, North Korea, In the foreground, seated left and leaning forward, Brigadier Basil Aubrey Coad , Commander of the 27th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, pores over a map with Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Man, Commander 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment (with moustache) and 2/37504 Lt Col Charles Hercules Green (front, right), Commanding Officer (CO) of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). The men are discussing the engagement, known as the Battle of the Apple Orchard, in which 3RAR had just defeated a large force of North Koreans and broken through to the beleaguered Americans of the 3rd Battalion, 187th Airborne Regiment, US Army. Wearing helmets, several members of this American unit are standing in the background. On 1 November 1950 Lt Col Green died of wounds caused by shellfire while he was asleep in his tent near the Tokchon River on 31 October. Sitting in the midground (right) and wearing a tam-o'-shanter cap is Major I D McN Reith, 1st Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed on 27 October 1950.