Group portrait of members of No 2 Platoon, G Company, 6th Reinforcements of 2/2 Battalion at ...

Accession Number P09022.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Cameron Photographer
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Greta
Date made 19 August 1940
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 members of No 2 Platoon, G Company, 6th Reinforcements of 2/2 Battalion at Greta Camp in the Hunter Valley, NSW prior to embarkation. The soldiers are grouped outside a Salvation Army centre, in front of a sign depicting a kangaroo and the words "Hop in. You're welcome." Captioned on the reverse is the sentiment "Farewell Sydney / We'll be back." This image is part of a series of photographs, letters and related items recording the service of NX14129 Private (Pte) Henry James Sparkes of Glebe, NSW. The reverse also carries the signatures of thirty-one men including Pte Sparkes. The legible signatures of soldiers in the group (actual positions unknown) are: NX14129 Private (Pte) Henry James Sparkes of Glebe, NSW; NX15101 Pte Herbert Roy Rothwell of Auburn, Victoria; NX15163 Pte Angus Edwin Shaw of Rankwick, NSW: NX14164 Pte Charles William Dargate of Singleton, NSW; NX15565 Pte Joseph Bath of Walcha, NSW; NX13328 Pte Alexander James Charlton of Lidcombe, NSW; NX15160 Pte Roy Graham Stewart of Paddington NSW; NX9837 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Roy Charles McCarthy of Tempe, NSW; NX14657 Pte Willoughby Edgar Rawlings of Dungog, NSW; NX15293 Pte Maurice Connell Laycock of Forrest Lodge, NSW; NX14512 Pte Roy Joseph McLean of Glebe, NSW; NX15318 Pte Neville Allan Julius Fliedner of Cargo, NSW; NX13416 Pte Leonard Jackson of Auburn, NSW; NX1319 Pte Robert Andrew McCulloch of Quirindi, NSW; NX13343 Pte Alfred Henry Kerr of Warwick, Queensland (killed in action in New Guinea on 20 October 1942); NX13543 Pte Norman Hamilton Knox of Guyra, NSW; NX13617 Pte Percy Horner Kay of Gosford, NSW; NX13474 Pte Roy Patrick Dawson of Lithgow, NSW; NX14673 Pte Leslie Joseph Elliott of Sydney, NSW; NX14141 Pte John File Jourdain of Wagga Wagga, NSW; NX3649 Pte Harold Lewis Baker of Chippendale, NSW (died of illness as a POW in Thailand on 7 November 1943); NX13471 Pte Albert Wynton Conway of Ungarie, NSW (killed in action in New Guinea on 25 March 1945); and NX25855 Pte Roy Carlton Shepherd of Pennant Hills, NSW