Collection compiled by VX81919 Warrant Officer Class 2 Roy John Haley.

Accession Number AWM2017.866.2
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Informal portrait of VX76443 Staff Sergeant William Allan Campbell Russell. An annotation on back reads 'WAC Russell ex Jesselton, Ranau.'

The elephant tusk, blowpipe, and woven hat were gifts from friends among the indigenous Dayak people. Russell and Kulang, a Dusun leader of the village of Manaud, worked together on Operation Agas 1. The elephant tusk was originally hung over Kulang’s fireplace. Kulang gave it to Russell as a parting gift.