Group portrait of officers of the 2/24th Infantry Battalion, 9th division. Identified from the ...

Place Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Accession Number 021010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Fisher, Thomas
Place made Libya: Tobruk
Date made 30 September 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of officers of the 2/24th Infantry Battalion, 9th division. Identified from the left to right, back row: WX18429 Padre Francis John Honner (16); VX48826 Lieutenant (Lt) Robert Percival Serle (later Major (Maj)) (17); NX190 Lt Ian Stuart Mckenzie (later Maj) (18); VX48762 Captain (Capt) Augustus Walter Oakley (later Maj) (19); VX30994 Lt John Francis Mcnamara (later awarded Military Cross (MC) and killed in action in New Guinea on 8 December 1943) (20); VX36228 Lt Geoffrey Bannister Travis (later killed in action at Tarakan, Borneo, Indonesia and awarded MC) (21); VX14596 Lt Kenneth John Thompson Bieri (later Maj) (22); SX10307 Deane Pender Hill (later Capt) (23); SX7971 Lt Meredith Wright (later Capt) (24).
Second row: VX48636 Capt Henry William Snell (later Maj) (5); VX48265 Capt Roy Theodore Castle Dickinson (later Maj) (6); VX48424 Maj Charles Gladstone Weir (later awarded DSO and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)) (7); VX40200 Maj Jack Loughrey (later Lt Col) (8); VX14840 Lt Col Allan Spowers, DSO (later awarded bar to DSO and promoted to Colonel) (9); VX46983 Brigadier Raymond Walter Tovell, DSO (later awarded CBE and Bar to DSO) (10); VX48812 Lt Graham Edley Nathan (later Maj) (11); VX48105 Maj William Frank Rouden Budge (12); VX48771 Capt Keith Frederick Mollard (later Maj and awarded DSO) (13); VX48605 Capt John Scott Christie (later died of wounds in Egypt on 13 July 1942) (14); VX48597 Capt Thomas Ernest Guyatt Robertson (later Maj) (15).
Front row: NX4731 Lt Greville Egerton Dennys (later Capt) (1); VX34544 Lt Frederick James McIntosh (later Capt) (2); VX38879 Lt Frederick Boyce Geale (later Maj) (3); VX36227 Lt Douglas Bruce Singleton (killed in action in Egypt on 10 July 1942) (4).