ART24497

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ID number ART24497
Title Captain William Ronald Magarry
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium oil on composition board
Measurement Overall: 63.5 x 81 cm Frame: 85.5 x 104cm

Description

Set against the landscape where Captain William Ronald Magarry, MC, of D Company, 2/26 Battalion was awarded his MC for bravery, Griffin has portrayed the rugged terrain and grim determination of Magarry. In the background of the painting is the hill near Namazie Estate, Johore, that was cleared of the Japanese by Captain Magarry and his men of D Company on 29 January 1942.