A small red canvas covered album of 76 pages containing 33 individual portraits of the members of ...

Accession Number P11650
Collection type Photograph
Object type Album
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A small red canvas covered album of 76 pages containing 33 individual portraits of the members of the 1 Australian Mobile Printing Unit. The front cover features a camel and date palms and is titled "Souvenir Album 1940 - 1942", the album is bound by a piece of red and white cord. It was created by members of 1 Australian Mobile Printing Unit whilst serving in the Middle East. Each of the portraits is autographed by the represented member of the unit. A poem titled "Our Dreams" is featured on page 3 of the album and the civillian adresses of the men featured in the album are on pages 71, 73 and 75. Portraits of identified men in the album are: VX22122 Captain (Capt) Harold Edward Hyde (page 5); VX23019 Lieutenant (Lt) Joseph Walter Bannon (page 7); VX42160 Warrant Officer Class I (WO 1) Gregory John Kettle (page 9); VX22597 Staff Sergeant (S Sgt) Robert Gillam (page 11); NX26321 Corporal (Cpl) Walter George Henry (page 13); VX28194 Private (Pte) Leonard Frederick Lambourne (page 15); VX38683 Sergeant (Sgt) Ronald William Russell (page 17); VX31393 Cpl James Sherbourne Hayes (page 19); NX20187 Cpl Noel John Hamilton Kent (page 21); SX805 Pte James Peter Roberts (page 23); SX8959 Pte Leonard Harper (page 25); VX57467 Pte Stuart McCulloch Holt (page 27); QX7111 Pte Norman Lytton Walker (page 29); NX22225 Pte Victor George Mabbott (page 31); VX20288 Pte Hugh Wilson (page 33); NX7465 Pte Robert William Robertson (page 35); VX48431 Pte Colin John Henricks (page 37); Cpl D Fraser of Blacktown NSW, most likely NX11314 Dudley Victor Fraser (page 39); VX31391 Cpl Archibald Barclay Soutter (page 41); NX6481 Cpl Reginald Stanley Joseph Bell (page 43); VX26428 Pte William Henry Oxworth (page 45); NX59406 Pte William Ernest Fogarty (page 47); Pte W English of Cronulla, Sydney NSW (page 49); NX58304 Pte Norman Richard Hamilton (page 51); VX48440 Pte William Russell Carter (page 53); Pte M Smith of East Melbourne, Victoria (page 55); QX3259 Cpl Thomas Henry Train (page 57); VX35568 Cpl Donald James Edgworth Taylor (page 59); TX1580 Pte Stanley Francis James Burke (page 61); Pte G Farquhar of Canberra, Federal Capital Territory (page 63); NX24813 Pte Charles Arthur Tollis (page 65); VX48441 Pte Thomas James Griffin (page 67); Pte G Leslie of Brunswick, Melbourne (page 69). This album forms part of a collection relating to the service of VX22597 Staff Sergeant Robert Gillam and VX48440 Corporal William Russell Carter.