Officers chatting with players during a spell in the football match between South Australian and ...

Unit 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
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Accession Number 021176
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made Syria
Date made October 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Officers chatting with players during a spell in the football match between South Australian and Tasmanian members of the 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion. Identified are TX2483 Sergeant (Sgt) Joseph Royden (Roy) Lette, C Company (11th from left, wearing white shorts and a jersey with a white V); and SX500503 (SX6962) Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Seaforth Blackburn, VC, Commanding Officer 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion (14th from left, wearing his slouch hat and First World War German Luger pistol in holster). Sgt Lette had been a notable Australian Rules footballer with the City Club, Launceston,Tas. He died of wounds on 4 March 1942 in Java, aged 25