BUNA, PAPUA, 25 DECEMBER 1942. QX23902 PRIVATE GEORGE C. "DICK" WHITTINGTON BEING HELPED ALONG A ...

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Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna
Accession Number 014028
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Silk, George
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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BUNA, PAPUA, 25 DECEMBER 1942. QX23902 PRIVATE GEORGE C. "DICK" WHITTINGTON BEING HELPED ALONG A TRACK THROUGH THE KUNAI GRASS TOWARDS A FIELD HOSPITAL AT DOBODURA. THE PAPUAN NATIVE HELPING HIM IS RAPHAEL OIMBARI. WHITTINGTON WAS WITH THE 2/10TH BATTALION AT THE TIME AND HAD BEEN WOUNDED THE PREVIOUS DAY IN THE BATTLE FOR BUNA AIRSTRIP. HE RECOVERED FROM HIS WOUNDS BUT DIED OF SCRUB TYPHUS AT PORT MORESBY 12 FEBRUARY 1943.