NX102964 SERGEANT REGINALD ROY RATTEY VC, A COMPANY, 25TH INFANTRY BATTALION. SERGEANT RATTEY WAS ...

Unit 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number 134906A
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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NX102964 SERGEANT REGINALD ROY RATTEY VC, A COMPANY, 25TH INFANTRY BATTALION. SERGEANT RATTEY WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AND A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR HIS OWN LIFE WHEN HE SILENCED ENEMY FIRE FROM AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN BUNKERS. THE BUNKERS WERE DOMINATING ALL LINES OF APPROACH TO A STRONGLY HELD POSITION ASTRIDE BUIN ROAD, SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE, AND HOLDING UP THE COMPANY'S ADVANCE.