|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Object type||Album, Photograph|
|Physical description||48 Image/s captured|
Peck, John Desmond
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Wallet 3 of 4 - Funeral and family photograph album of Ferrari Oreste, 1953
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Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX9534 Lieutenant John Desmond "Johnny" "Des" Peck DCM, 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, Palestine, Greece, Crete, Italy, Switzerland and England, 1939-c. 2000.
Series 7 contains 4 wallets.
Wallet 3 of 4 – Contains one photograph album, relating to the funeral of Ferrari Oreste, 1953.
Ferrari Oreste was an Italian partisan and Peck’s ‘second-in-command’ in their organisation to assist escaped prisoners of war in reaching the Swiss border. Oreste was responsible for arranging guides to the border. He was arrested with Peck in January 1944 and spent the remainder of the Second World War in concentration camps.