Burial of an airman killed in action
ID numberART21708
Collection typeArt
TitleBurial of an airman killed in action
Measurementoverall: 34 x 47.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1943
Physical descriptioncarbon pencil and ink wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPadre Flight Lieutenant Campbell Begbie of 22 Squadron RAAF, conducts the funeral of Sergeant Arthur Taylor, also of 22 Squadron, who was killed in action on 24 May 1943. The pall bearers and mourners are unidentified members of 22 Squadron. The New Guinean man sitting in the foreground was responsible for digging the grave. The graves of other Australian servicemen can be seen in the war cemetery in the background.