Collection relating to 415222 Ralph Trenham Bilsby RAAF

Accession Number AWM2020.626.3.5
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of RAAF members. Most of the individuals have signed their names on the back. Following are the transcriptions of the signatures, their probable identifications in brackets and their probable positons. Back row, left to right: E Properjohn (415179 Edward John Properjohn or
7031 Edmund Maurice Properjohn); Stewart van Raalte (415220 Henry Stewart van Raalte, killed during flying battle, 23 Jun 1944, UK, 97 Sqn RAF); Leith Petney (416609 Leith Petney); Hugh Walker (415202 Hugh Walker); S? J Goddard (415246 Sydney James Goddard); J McGloughlin (415269 James Archibald McLoughlin, killed during flying battle, 30 Jan 1944, Germany, 115 Sqn RAF); Robt G Peter (O52754 (415272) Robert Graham Peter) and A Molloy (415167 Andrew Molloy, killed during flying battle, 21 Dec 1943, UK, 78 Sqn RAF). Middle row: John ? (indecipherable); H Campbell (415115 Hugh Campbell, killed during flying battle, 16 Dec 1943, Germany, 103 Sqn RAF); G G Hammond (415249 Geoffrey George Hammond); N? Hatton (415252 Noel Leon Hatton); N Eliot (415242 (later O5820) Noel Stirling Eliot); X (415222 Ralph Trenham Bilsby); J A Wilkins (415292 John Ambrose Wilkins); R Whitaker (415291 Richard Robert Whitaker, killed during flying battle, 6 Sep 1943, Germany, 196 Sqn RAF) and W James Morcombe (415264 William James Morcombe, killed during flying battle, 18 Nov 1943, France, 622 Sqn RAF). Front Row: K Buckland (7010 Arthur Keith Buckland, accidentally killed, 19 Aug 1944, Adelaide River NT, 2 Sqn); Jerry Bateman (415232 William Edward Maxwell “Jerry” Bateman); Eric Brown (415225 Eric Andrew Brown); name indecipherable; R G Godfrey (415247 Richard Gerard Godfrey, killed during flying battle, 8 Jun 1944, France, 622 Sqn RAF); John Delany (415238 John Desmond Delany) and M B Murphy (415217 Maurice Blaney Murphy).