|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
|Date made||March 1951|
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Outdoors group portrait of the members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal ...
Outdoors group portrait of the members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), gathered at a rest area in a rice paddy field, abour four weeks before the battle of Kapyong. The soldiers are, left to right, back row:2400400 Private (Pte) R N 'Roy' Holloway; Pte 'Don' Smith; 2400011 Pte B J 'Bernie' Goldsmith; Pte 'Slim' Maynard (?); 5400089 Pte J M 'John' Murphy and 23090 Pte N C 'Norm' Worth. Middle row: 3400430 Pte T G 'Tom' Wallace; 2400383 Pte P J 'Pat' Knowles; 51245 Pte C J Thorley; Pte V R 'Vince' Voysey; 2982 Pte W C 'Wally' Hoare and Corporal 'Ted' Barnes. Front Row: 31848 Pte R M Grima; 3400264 Pte B H 'Bruce' Addison; 2932 Sergeant V P 'Vince' Svenson; 24049 Pte R A 'Roy' Ingram and Lance Corporal 'Bob' Brown. Most of the soldiers are wearing pile caps and windproof jackets to keep themselves warm as they have just come down from snow covered hills. Pte Goldsmith and Pte Worth were both killed at the Battle of Kapyong on 24 April 1951. Private Royden Ingram was also killed during the battle of Kapyong. He was killed while bringing in a wounded comrade (either Pte Goldsmith or Pte Worth), who was also killed at the same time. Pte Wallace was killed later in the Korean War on 13 July 1952.