Simpsons Gap, Port Moresby, c. Early 1942. A beach signalling light being set up outside its ...

Accession Number P02217.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Hayman, Peter
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Simpsons Gap, Port Moresby, c. Early 1942. A beach signalling light being set up outside its temporary cover. NX127634 Lieutenant Rowland Leslie Logan, 53rd Battalion, Australian Military Forces (AMF), is examining the light cover, the soldier on the left is unidentified. On 27 August 1942 Lieutenant Logan and NX127633 Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Harry Ward were killed by a sniper on the Kokoda Trail and are both buried at Kokoda War Cemetery.