|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Outdoor group portrait of 2/21 Battalion HQ Company football team. Deployed as part of Gull Force ...
Outdoor group portrait of 2/21 Battalion HQ Company football team. Deployed as part of Gull Force to Ambon in December 1941, most 2/21 Battalion personnel were either killed in action or became prisoners of war (POW) in early 1942. Identified, back row from left to right are: VX32311 Pte Edward John Thomas Hinch (executed 20 February 1942); VX39771 Pte William George Darby (died 12 July 1945); VX23665 Sergeant Edward Thomas Winnell (survived); VX30879 Pte Garrett Swanson Farrell (died 6 July 1945); VX23661 Pte Birdwood Douglas Gambould (died 24 July 1945); VX44445 Pte John Archibald O'Neill (executed 15 January1942); VX39923 Pte John Grant Stewart (died 9 May 1944); VX30281 Corporal Austin Carr (died 20 March 1945). Middle row: VX24622 Pte Reginald Wade Monk (executed 20 February 1942); VX42652 Corporal Bernard Matthew Kelly (died 4 March 1945); VX31629 Pte Cyril Oswald Brookshaw (executed 15 February 1942); VX41027 Pte Alfred Edwin Hood (died 14 September 1943); Unknown; VX43917 Pte Eric Douglas Williams (died 20 May 1945); Unknown. Front row: VX44818 Major William Thomas Jinkins (escaped); VX31876 Pte Gordon Kent (survived); VX23973 Pte John Melrose Porter (died 24 May 1945); unknown.