Informal portrait of 2/712881 Kenneth Bernard Fanning

Accession Number AWM2017.589.5
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1952
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 2/712881 Kenneth Bernard Fanning, an early participant in the first National Serviceman's Scheme. Fanning turned eighteen in August 1952 and began his National Service that month with 12 National Service Training Battalion at Holsworthy. This unit comprised five companies: A and B Coys were armoured and C-E Coy artillery. Along with the 13th and 19th National Service Training Battalions the 12th made up the 2nd National Service Training Brigade. After completion of his national service on 18 November, Fanning served as part of the Citizen Military Forces until 12 August 1957.

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