120302

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ID number 120302
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

TARAKAN, BORNEO 1945-10-09. 110 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION. INTERIOR VIEW OF A WARD. THROUGH WARD 1 PASSED THE MAJORITY OF SERIOUS SURGICAL CASES DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF THE TARAKAN CAMPAIGN. LIEUTENANT DERRICK VC AND MANY OTHER AUSTRALIANS DIED IN THIS WARD, BUT MANY CRITICALLY WOUNDED MEN WERE SAVED. THIS UNIT SAVED A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF ABDOMINAL WOUND CASES THAN ANY OTHER AUSTRALIAN CASUALTY CLEARANCE CASES OR AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. PROBABLE IDENTIFICATIONS ARE, NEAREST CAMERA SX17065 SERGEANT P. M. BROCK, AND IN THE ORDER OF BEDS TOWARDS THE REAR, VX134011 PRIVATE N. MURPHY, NX140082 PRIVATE MORRISH, AND SX20690 SAPPER COX. (PHOTOGRAPHER LT W. N. PRIOR)