Officers' Mess, Signal N.C. 1940

Accession Number P05893.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Maker Riley, Sidney
Place made Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Date made 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

Formal group portrait of members of the Northern Command Signals Officers' Mess. Back row, left to right: QX6138 Lieutenant (Lt) Phillip Bryan Robin; QX6297 Lt James Edward McConnell; QX45089 Lt Roydon Byth Robinson; QX42652 Lt Leo Claude Clifford. Second Row: QX40786 Lt John Stanton Davis Mellick; QX6483 Lt Edwin John Esler; QX36573 Lt Michael Ratcliffe Bates; QX40785 Lt Jack Raymond Stephensen; QX6165 Lt Bertram John Wilson. Third row: QX6163 Lt Alan John Crozier; QX40782 Lt Eric Alfred Parker; QX6166 Lt Arthur Edward Muirhead; Lt H J Dunlop; QX6306 Lt Frederick Edwin Stahl (later awarded the MBE for "meritorious service as a prisoner of war [of the Japanese] in Thailand"; QX36555 Lt John Francis McConachie [later awarded the OBE "for superb organization at Lae and Samar].Front Row: QX42651Captain (Capt) Gordon John Cooper Hargreaves; Q424 Capt Roger Fitzgerald Hartigan; QX35735 Major (Maj) Lionel Victor Mervyn Jensen; QX36205 Lieutenant Colone (Lt Col) Rupert Henry Sainsbury, Commanding Officer; QX6168 Lt Douglas Vincent (Staff Corps) Adjutant; Capt F Scott and QX6333 Capt Albert Patrick Garde. Inset at top right is QX6167 Lieutenant William Spencer Beaney.