Matilda tanks of C Squadron, 2/4 Armoured Regiment, rumble along the beach at Kofi village, in ...

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Accession Number 091248
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made New Guinea: Kofi
Date made 21 April 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Matilda tanks of C Squadron, 2/4 Armoured Regiment, rumble along the beach at Kofi village, in New Guinea, on route for Karawop plantation where they will continue their role of support for the infantry in the final drive for Wewak. Identified personnel are:- QX22835 Trooper Charles Murray (Morrie) Hillard (sitting on the turret wearing a slouth hat-loader operator) (1); NX21532 Corporal Walter George (Wal) Mason (sitting on the turret wearing a beret-crew commander) (2); NX161990 Trooper Raymond Walter Grimston (sitting on the front of the tank-gunner) (3); VX111430 Trooper Thomas Dove (Tom) Pearce (driving the tank) (4).