|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||July 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Informal street portrait of 177782 Aircraftwoman (ACW) Betty May Gosper, 5 Aircraft Depot, WAAAF, ...
Informal street portrait of 177782 Aircraftwoman (ACW) Betty May Gosper, 5 Aircraft Depot, WAAAF, of Cowra, NSW and NX43768 Corporal Leonard Bruce (Len) Smeaton, 2/33 Battalion, of Earlwood, NSW. ACW Gosper enlisted on 11 January 1945 and served until 20 February 1946. In 1946 she and Cpl Smeaton married. Cpl Smeaton had enlisted in February 1941, and served in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea before being discharged in June 1946. He re-enlisted as a Private (Pte) in the Korean War, serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). 2400121 Pte Smeaton died on 8 November 1950, from wounds received in the Battle of Pakchon on 5 November. He was aged 28. His body was initially buried in a temporary United Nations cemetery next to the church at Sukchon, North Korea, however his remains were later reinterred in the United Nations Cemetery, Pusan.