Portrait of NX42191 Private (Pte) Keith Botterill of Katoomba, NSW. Pte Botterill served with the ...

Accession Number 041485
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made May 1947
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of NX42191 Private (Pte) Keith Botterill of Katoomba, NSW. Pte Botterill served with the 2/19 Battalion and was taken prisoner of war in Malaya, subsequently imprisoned at Sandakan, North Borneo. He was one of only six survivors from the 1100 prisoners forced to undertake the infamous death marches from Sandakan to Ranau. Pte Botterill escaped from Ranau with NX19750 Lance Bombardier William D. Moxham of Toongabbie, NSW; NX58617 Pte Nelson A. E. Short of Woollahra, NSW and QX6866 Pte F. D. Anderson of Kelvin Crove, Qld, who died on 29 July 1945 in the jungle.