Portrait of Private Arthur Stanley Gurney, 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, 2nd AIF, who was ...

Unit 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number 100639
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Private Arthur Stanley Gurney, 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, 2nd AIF, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for gallantry and unselfish bravery during an attack on a strong German position at Tel el Eisa, west of El Alamein, Egypt, on 1942-07-22. His action enabled his company to press forward successfully to its objective, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. See also 100639A which was cropped from this photograph and used in the book "They Dared Mightily".