Morphia (Private Percy Asher; Private William Spozetta and Corporal Roy Rodgers)

Place Asia: Borneo, Balikpapan
Accession Number ART22462
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 45.8 x 56 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Watson, Douglas
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts Private Percy Ashe, QX58584, giving Private William Spozetta, NX203630, an injection of morphia after Pte Spozetta was wounded. In the background is the scout Corporal Roy Rodgers, NX67255, all three soldiers are of the 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion. Private Ashe is wearing a pistol in holster, and Private Spozetta is on a stretcher, with his discarded equipment, shoes, kit, rifle, beside him. Private Spozetta died on 3 July 1945 at the age of 19.