Four members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), relaxing around an ...

Accession Number HOBJ0116
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan
Date made October 1949
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Four members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), relaxing around an evening campfire. Their unit is taking part in British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) amphibious landing exercises on deserted islands in the Inland Sea. Left to right: unidentified; 246971 Corporal Amos John (Mick) Hatton; unidentified; and 19915 Sergeant (Sgt) S K J 'Len' Lenoy. Sgt Lenoy, an Aboriginal serviceman, was killed on 24 April 1951 while commanding a machine gun section with A Company at the Battle of Kapyong in Korea.