Men of the 2/48th Battalion gather around the grave of Lieutenant (Lt) T.C. Derrick VC DCM as ...

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Place Asia: Borneo, Tarakan
Accession Number 108261
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Rainsford, Ross John
Place made Borneo: Tarakan
Date made 26 May 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Men of the 2/48th Battalion gather around the grave of Lieutenant (Lt) T.C. Derrick VC DCM as Chaplain A. W. Bryson, the Roman Catholic chaplain of the 2/48th Battalion, conducts the funeral service at Lt Derrick's grave in the 2/48th Battalion cemetery off the Anzac Highway. Lt Derrick died of wounds received when attacking the Freda feature during the invasion of Tarakan Island by 26th Infantry Brigade on 1945-05-24. Buried beside Derrick is another soldier of the 2/48th Battalion, Private F.M. Wells, Church of England, who was also killed in action on 1945-05-24.