Brigadier Murray Moten

Accession Number ART26668
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 45.4 x 40.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on plywood
Maker Mainwaring, Geoffrey
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait depicting Brigadier Murray John Moten, CBE, DSO and Bar, was in command of a Citizen Military Force unit at the outbreak of war and was second to command the 2/27th Australian Infantry Battalion in 1940. He led the battalion in he campaign in Syria in 1941, gaining the DSO. Promoted to brigadier and appointed to the 17th Australian Brigade he commanded it during 1943 New Guinea campaign around Wau and Salamaua, for which he became a CBE and was awarded a Bar to the DSO. He retained command of the brigade throughout its final campaign of the war in the Aitape-Wewak area of New Guinea.