ID numberART25030
Collection typeArt
TitleA cigarette for the wounded
MeasurementOverall: 17.2 cm x 16.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date madeMarch - April 1944
Physical descriptionpen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSoldiers of the 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion stand around a man laying on a stretcher. One is lighthing him a cigarette. Dargie noted, "Around the Spur, and out of sight of the enemy, it is at last safe to light up cigarettes. This was after we found the casualties, on the night of 31 March - 1 April, at about 4.30 in the morning, and we were on the way back to Scott's Creek [in the Finisterre Ranges, New Guinea]".