2/23 Inf. Battalion on Tarakan Island

Accession Number F07216
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 40 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Hardy, Douglas Charles
Place made Borneo: Tarakan
Date made 2-7 May 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Coverage of activities in Tarakan area made up from Cpl Doug Hardy's original job numbers 359, 365, 366 & 367. VX147635 Private (Pte) Reginald Vincent Clarke and VX142554 Pte Peter Leslie Dow of 11th Platoon B Company 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion. NX58227 Pte Ernest William Harding of D Coy 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, comforting two young Chinese children. Crew of Matilda tank C Squadron, 2/9th Australian Armoured Regiment on Collins Highway. Pte Bourke (?) takes a spell and has a dixie of coffee. SX10310 Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Alfred George Tucker at Tac II in bombed house near airstrip. NX93451 Padre Captain Gloster Stuart Udy of 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion. First plane to land on Tarakan strip - an Auster III, piloted by 405625 Flight Lieutenant Ronald Henry Drabsch - time 3 p.m., 6th May. Cross on grave NX125115 Pte John McBratney, DOW 2.5.45, Pres. Cross of VX32960 Pte Reginald George Redman KIA 3.5.45, Meth. 67973 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Kenneth Stephen Phillips and 118238 LAC James Gorey, 61 Op Base Unit RAAF, standing on truck with shrapnel scarred warehouse in background.

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