|Object type||Black & white - Digital file TIFF|
Phillips, Viner Laurence
|Place made||British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Dimra, North Africa|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Source credit to||Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Paul Earle|
Outdoor group portrait of, left to right: SX7093 Sergeant (Sgt) Norman Badman; SX7313 Warrant ...
Outdoor group portrait of, left to right: SX7093 Sergeant (Sgt) Norman Badman; SX7313 Warrant Officer (WO) Charles Bruce Rule and SX9529 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Alfred 'Rowdy' Lear, all of 2/48 Battalion. L Cpl Lear, from Broken Hill, NSW, was killed in action on 10 July 1942 during the El Alamein campaign. He was 30 years old. Sgt Badman saw action in Africa and the Pacific Theatre; WO Rule saw service both in Africa and in the Pacific at Lae, Morotai and Tarakan. He was wounded at Tobruk and was awarded a Mention in Despatches for outstanding service in the South-West Pacific. WO Rule's father served in the Boer War and during the First World War as Private Vivian Rule, 48th Battalion (see P09366.011).