Group portrait of the instructors and students of the Army School of Physical and Recreational ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Frankston
Accession Number P05019.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Panorama print
Maker Walker, H M
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Frankston
Date made January 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of the instructors and students of the Army School of Physical and Recreational Training, Frankston, Vic. Identified front row, 15th from left: S1388 Lieutenant (Lt) Donald George Bradman, Army School of Physical and Recreational Training (P&RT). Previously employed as a stock and share broker, he enlisted for service on 6 January 1941 in his home town of Kensington Park, SA. He was discharged on 30 April 1941. Donald Bradman is famous not only in Australia, but worldwide, for his success in the sport of cricket. He is widely regarded as the sport's greatest player and his career batting average of 99.94 runs per innings has never been beaten. It is 30 runs higher than his closest competitor. He was knighted in 1949 for his service to the sport of cricket. Sir Donald Bradman died in Adelaide in 2001, aged 92. Also identified but position unknown: NX130492 James Henry Keelan, 7th Battalion (Bn); Probably 8187 Francis Charles Cook, RAAF; 30265 Corporal (Cpl) Stanley Laurence Byrne, RAAF; VX102741 Corporal (later Lieutenant, MC) Victor John Carstairs, 13th/19th Light Horse Regiment; L J Pearson; VX45748 Cpl (later Sergeant (Sgt)) George Hebden Raleigh, 2/3rd Machine Gun Bn; Sgt R O Burridge, 38 Bn; QX1890 (later Sgt) Arthur Vincent Hopkins; QX43581 (later Warrant Officer Class 2, WO2, M Special Unit) Horace Frederick Bevan; Probably QX13811 (later Cpl) John Gordon Gibbings; A McIntyre, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE); W J McKellar; NX73413 Alan Henry Menzies; VX40926 Corporal (later Warrant Officer Class 1) James Francis LePage, RAE; NX28374 Raymond Leslie Iles, 2/15th Field Regiment, RAA; NX19835 Lance Corporal (LCpl) (later Sgt) Peter Gerald Boyton; NX41340 Leslie Vaughan Carey; NX134274 WO2 Benjamin Thomas Oran, RAE; VX43907 Lieutenant (Lt) Kenneth George Briggs; NX33473 James Beardmore Thomson, Australian Army Service Corps; VX24981 LCpl (later Lance Sgt) Kieran Richard Eddington, 2/21st Bn; VX44864 LCpl Robert Whitton Langlands, 2/22 Bn; QX37413 (Q386, Q100871) Sgt (later Lt) William Martin Munden; J Hyslop, 2/13th Bn; J Holmes; R J O'Neill 55/53 Bns; J G McDonagh, 1st Bn; Sgt Edward A Cattell, 13 Bn; WX4937 Private Robert Hynes; NX36765 LCpl Keith William Gordon; John Garven, 19 ITB; A S Ferguson, 19 ITB; S19707 Maxwell Henry Hardy, 27th Bn; Probably 515977 (WX34735) George Gordon McKenzie; NX46602 Jack Albert Knight; R Haddon, 2/5th Bn; Donald (Donnie) Muir; WO T Edwards; Major W R Dickens.