Campaigning in the Ramu Valley

Accession Number ART28250
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 18.4 x 26.4 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil and watercolour on paper with cardboard mounting attached
Maker Belcher, Douglas Leonard
Place made New Guinea
Date made 8 February 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


An Australian soldier is depicted sitting on the ground with legs outstretched and rifle in hand, leaning against a shelter behind him.

Sergeant Belcher, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps attached to Royal Australian Engineers, was able to obtain leave from his unit and moved between the Ramu Valley and the coast along to Yaula and Mindjim Rivers towards Bogadjim, sketching and recording something of the area's activities during the Second World War.