Embarkation of 7th Australian Division on HMS Impacable

Accession Number F07401
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 2 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker O'Halloran, John Frederick M
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 11 November 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


On 11 November 1945, 1,360 troops of the 7th Australian Division who were due for release from the Army, embarked on the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable for Australia. The troops were conveyed to the aircraft carrier, anchored some eight miles off shore, by HMAS Burdekin. Looking down on NX321 Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Adrian Buckley, 2/1st Australian Pioneer Battalion, talking to NX70837 Colonel Charles Ralph Hodgson DSO, 2 Australian Beach Group. Pilot Officer, Lieutenant R G Sutton on bridge of HMAS Burdekin. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Sidney Marchington DSC RD, Royal Naval Reserve, skipper of HMAS Burdekin, talking to Lieutenant P J Herlihy, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

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