Captain Robert Fleming

Accession Number ART25118
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 45.8 x 39.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description crayon on paper
Maker Mainwaring, Geoffrey
Place made New Guinea: Aitape
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of VX52857 Captain Robert Sandford Fleming, 2/7 Commando Squadron. When the Japanese attacked the defence position near Tong, occupied by the 2/7 Cavalry Commando Squadron, Captain Fleming of that unit was one of the casualties, being wounded in the shoulder. This picture was drawn at 104 Australian Casualty Clearing Station to which Captain Fleming had been evacuated, Aitape, New Guinea.

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