TIMBERED KNOLL, NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-29. PRIVATE W.H. DAWSON, VX50665, 2/3RD ...

Unit 3rd Independent Company
Places
Accession Number 127981
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Maker Parer, Damien Peter
Place made New Guinea, New Guinea: Mubo Salamaua Area, Orodubi, Timbered Knoll
Date made 29 July 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

TIMBERED KNOLL, NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-29. PRIVATE W.H. DAWSON, VX50665, 2/3RD INDEPENDENT COMPANY, IN THE PROCESS OF ATTACKING JAPANESE PILLBOXES WHICH WERE HOLDING UP THE AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE. USING GRENADES AND HIS THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN, DAWSON INFLICTED SUCH HEAVY CASUALTIES THAT THE JAPANESE BEGAN TO WITHDRAW. PRIVATE DAWSON WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL FOR HIS BRAVERY. (FILM STILL)