Captain Henry Nicholls

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Accession Number ART24249
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 52.2 x 38.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal with coloured pastels heightened with white on paper
Maker Mainwaring, Geoffrey
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait depicting Captain Henry William Nicholls MC (NX15737) 'Z' Special Unit (formerly of 1st Australian Parachute Battalion and 2/1st Australian Pioneer Battalion). Served in Benghazi and Tobruk, awarded the Military Cross for gallantry at the age of 20. Captain Nicholls led a party ashore in Wewak prior to its capture by 6th Australian Division, New Guinea.