Dedication service of war cemetery, Tarakan

Accession Number F07370
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 34 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Cuffley, Leighton Edward
Place made Borneo: Tarakan
Date made 30 September 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


The official opening and unveiling of the Cenotaph at Tarakan War Cemetery. All services took part. Grave of SX7964 Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick VC DCM, 2/48 Australian Infantry Battalion killed 24 May 1945, national flags fly at half mast in rear. 3107251 (NX376) Brigadier David Adie Whitehead CBE DSO MC ED, Commander 26 Australian Infantry Brigade and Sergeant Perriam (longest service soldier in 26 Brigade) unveiling the Cenotaph. Also identified is Padre NX203207 Captain Walter Richard Cowper reading out the names of the fallen from the dais.

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