ID number100639
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionPortrait 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".