ART24498

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ID number ART24498
Title 25-pounders in action at Gemas, 15 January 1942
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1942
Medium oil over pencil on hardboard
Measurement framed: 87.3 cm x 105.6 cm; unframed: 64 x 82.8 cm
On display Main building: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2

Description

At this stage the guns of "C" Troop, 30th Battery, 2/15th Australian Field Regiment, here depicted, are ahead of the infantry, firing at 300 yards at Japanese advancing through the rubber plantation. A few men of the 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion, which was deployed in rear of the guns,can be seen in the foreground, Gemas, Malaya.