ID number015515
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
MakerShort, Gordon Herbert
Physical descriptionBlack & white
Description1943-07-30. MOUNT TAMBU, NEW GUINEA. 2/5TH BATTALION STRETCHER BEARER CORPORAL LESLIE (BULL) ALLEN MM, AGE 26, OF BALLARAT, VIC, CARRYING TO SAFETY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER WHO HAD BEEN KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY A MORTAR BOMB. ALLEN CARRIED OUT TWELVE AMERICAN CASUALTIES WHILE UNDER FIRE ON MOUNT TAMBU. FOR THIS GALLANTRY HE RECEIVED THE UNITED STATES SILVER STAR. HE HAD WON HIS MILITARY MEDAL AS A PRIVATE ON 7 FEBRUARY 1943 AT CRYSTAL CREEK, WAU. (NEGATIVE BY G. SHORT).