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P08806.006

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

ID number P08806.006
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Silk, George
Place made North Africa: Egypt, Alexandria
Date made April 1941

Description

The funeral of VX13755 Brigadier Basil John Andrew, Deputy Adjutant General, AIF HQ Middle East. A veteran of the First World War, Andrew re-enlisted in April 1940 aged 45. He died of illness at Alexandria on 28 April 1941 and was buried with full military honours at the Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery. The figure to the far right with his back to the camera is the cinematographer Damien Peter Parer, whose footage of the funeral is now in the Memorial's National Collection at F01081.