Wallet 3 of 4 - Funeral and family photograph album of Ferrari Oreste, 1953

Place Europe: Italy
Accession Number AWM2021.22.75
Collection number PR03098
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Album, Photograph
Physical description 48 Image/s captured
Maker Peck, John Desmond
Date made 1953
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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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.