Sergeant Reginald Rattey

Accession Number ART27534
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76 x 60.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Godson, John Barclay
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1957
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A portrait of Sergeant Reginald Roy Rattey VC, NX102964, A Company, 25 Battalion Australian Military Force. Corporal Rattey was an exceptional rather than a typical member of the 25th Battalion. Sergeant Rattey was awarded the Victoria Cross for his exceptional bravery and a complete disregard for his own life when he silenced Japanese fire from automatic weapons in bunkers. The bunkers were dominating all lines of approach to a strongly held position astride Buin Road, South Bougainville, and holding up the Company's advance.

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