Group portrait of the Commanding Officer and Officers of HMAS Manoora on A Deck. Identified from ...

Accession Number 118845
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Rainsford, Ross John
Place made At sea
Date made 9 October 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Group portrait of the Commanding Officer and Officers of HMAS Manoora on A Deck. Identified from left to right, back row: four unidentified. Second row: unidentified; Lieutenant (Lt) Leo John Hugh Cantwell, Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR); Lt Paymaster Archibald Keith Ritchie, RANR; Lt Henry Blackwood, RANR; Lt Henry John George (Harry) Heath, RANR; unidentified. Third row: all unidentified except Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Engineer Francis Frederick Marshall, RANR at the far right. Front row: unidentified; Lt Cdr Paymaster Frank Lindsay "Diamond Jim" Brady, RANR; Commander (Cdr) Engineer John Hanlon, RANR; Captain Alan Paterson Cousin DSO RANR; two unidentified and on the far right is Chaplain Norman Catchlove Paynter RAN.
Other officers serving in HMAS Manoora and probably included in the group but positions unknown are: Lt Cdr James Houston Simpson, RANR; Lt Cdr William Rupert Salkeld, RANR; Lt Charles Ian Birnie, RANR; Lt William Clark Hodgman, Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RANVR); Lt George Benjamin Piper, RANVR; Lt Philip Sharp, RANR; Lt Cdr Engineer Alfred George Burn, RANR; Lt Engineer Norton Gillham, RANR; Lt Engineer Robert Spinks Turner, RANR; Lt Engineer Robert Alexander Simpson, RANR; Lt Engineer Arthur William Wonders, RANVR; Lt Cdr Surgeon Jack Dennis Isles, RANR; Lt Surgeon Austen Stewart Ferguson, RANR; Lt Paymaster William Alexander Ian Wright, RANR; Sub Lt Leslie Campbell O’Donnell, RANR; Sub Lt Ronald Ernest Alfred Wear, RANVR; Lt Reginald Wellings, RANVR; Sub Lt Meteorologist James Frederick Thomas, RANVR; Lt Maxwell John Lee, RANR; and Lt Geoffrey Duval Stokes, RANR.

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