NX102964 SERGEANT R. R. RATTEY VC, "A" COMPANY, 25TH INFANTRY BATTALION. SGT RATTEY WAS AWARDED ...

Unit 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Buin Road
Accession Number 134906
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Stuckey, Norman Bradford
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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NX102964 SERGEANT R. R. RATTEY VC, "A" COMPANY, 25TH INFANTRY BATTALION. SGT RATTEY WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS (VC) FOR EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AND A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR HIS OWN LIFE WHEN HE SILENCED ENEMY FIRE FROM AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN BUNKERS WHICH WERE DOMINATING ALL LINES OF APPROACH TO A STRONGLY HELD POSITION ASTRIDE BUIN ROAD, SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE, HOLDING UP THE COMPANY'S ADVANCE.