Major General Stevens 1st parade and presents certificate

Accession Number F01782
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Carty, William Montague
Place made Australia: Northern Territory
Date made 18 September 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Major General J E S Stevens sees part of his new command. There were three battalions on parade including a section of field engineers, battery of artillery and field ambulance. The General Officer Commanding presented Commander in Chief's certificate of commendation to WP6082 Bombardier Richard William Rankin, anti aircraft gunner. Rankin was stated to be the first Australian to be recognised for combat bravery in Australia. Rankin was 23 years of age, single, born in Northern Rivers, NSW.

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