N103951 PRIVATE B. G. HARDY GC, 22ND GARRISON BATTALION, WHO WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE ...

Unit 22nd Garrison Battalion
Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Cowra
Accession Number 081385
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

N103951 PRIVATE B. G. HARDY GC, 22ND GARRISON BATTALION, WHO WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS FOR BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY DURING A MASS OUTBREAK AT NO. 12 POW CAMP, COWRA, ON THE NIGHT OF C.1944-08-04. AS A MEMBER OF A MACHINE GUN CREW, HE CONTINUED TO WORK THE GUN UNTIL OVERWHELMED BY ESCAPING JAPANESE.