|Measurement||Framed: 80.5 cm x 65.2 cm x 7.5 cm; Unframed: 61.5 cm x 45.8 cm x 17 cm|
|Physical description||Oil on canvas|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Portrait of Private Peter Geoffrey Sheppard
Portrait of VX50592 Private Peter Geoffrey Sheppard, 2/21 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second World War. The unit colour patch of the 2/21st Btn has been painted within a decorative shield in the top right corner of the image. Private Sheppard was a member of Gull Force and died of the illness beri-beri on 18 July 1945 while he was a prisoner of war on Ambon. His mother commissioned this portrait of him after his death.