Brigadier William Windeyer

Accession Number ART31763
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 77 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 1956
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


Depicts a portrait of NX396 Brigadier William John Victor Windeyer, CBE, DSO and Bar, MID (x3), joined the AIF to command the 2/48th Battalion during its training and in the siege of Tobruk in 1941, where he was awarded DSO. In 1942 he assumed command of the 20th Infantry Brigade and let it in the Battle of El Alamein. At El Alamein he gained a Bar to the DSO. In the Pacific Windeyer commanded his brigade through the operations at Finschhefen, New Guinea, in 1943 and in the Borneo campaign in 1945. He was appointed a CBE in 1944.