Group portrait of the 2/19th Battalion band with their instruments. The Battalion was captured by ...

Accession Number P05030.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Malaya
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of the 2/19th Battalion band with their instruments. The Battalion was captured by the Japanese in the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 and most of the men were killed in action (KIA) or held as prisoners of war (POW). Back row, left to right: NX60296 Private (Pte) Arthur Fredrick Lake, of Mittagong, NSW; NX65750 Pte Robert Green of Wollongong, NSW; NX35158 Corporal (Cpl) Arthur Donald Stewart, of North Wagga, NSW; probably NX41303 Pte Leonard Bronte Wood, of Gunnedah, NSW (KIA in Malaya on 21 January 1942); NX31470 Pte Clifton Lyttle, of Yenda, NSW (POW); an unidentified soldier; and NX53219 Pte Samuel George John 'Piccolo Pete' Boyd, of Leichhardt, NSW (POW). Middle row, left to right: NX27894 Pte Clifford Clarence Wright Gibbs, of Petersham, NSW (POW); NX36039 Pte Stanley James Ledwidge, of Wagga Wagga, NSW (died of disease while a POW in Burma on 19 June 1942); NX65736 Pte Kenneth John Norman McMillan, of Flemington, NSW (presumed to have died in Malaya on 15 February 1942); NX35709 Pte Ancel Arthur Williams MM, of Wagga Wagga, NSW (KIA in Malaya on 22 January 1942); NX65740 Pte Alfred Edward Le Duc, of Sydney, NSW (POW); NX52548 Pte Keith Harris, of Orange, NSW (POW); NX35701 Pte James Turner, of Narrandera, NSW (POW); and NX35310 Pte John William Miller, of Narrandera, NSW (POW).
Front row, left to right: NX65739 Pte Frederick Francis Brightfield, of Dee Why, NSW (POW); NX56124 Sergeant (Sgt) John Alan Thomson of Wagga Wagga, NSW (POW); NX54087 Pte John Nicholas Holman, of Northmead, NSW (POW); NX58729 Pte Ronald Henry Townsend, of Auburn, NSW (POW); NX65738 Sgt Robert Halley Gibson, of Centennial Park, NSW (died of injuries in Malaya on 17 August 1941); NX35763 Pte Mervyn Henry Emerson, of Wagga Wagga, NSW (KIA in Malaya on 9 February 1942); NX65745 Pte George William Brown, of Thirroul, NSW; and Pte C W Black.