|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative acetate|
|Place made||New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Wairopi Area, Gorari|
|Date made||1 November - 20 November 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Most of the hand to hand fighting took place in the Gorari region, where one Australian unit ...
Most of the hand to hand fighting took place in the Gorari region, where one Australian unit killed and buried over 500 enemy troops. The Japanese dead were buried in common graves, five, six and up to ten in one grave. Their steel helmets were placed on top of the graves. In this photo is an Australian burying party. They are (left to right): NX42018 Private (Pte) Victor Michael Russell; NX47074 Pte Peter Serone; NX45639 Corporal Royal Victor Twomey; NX47646 Pte Alfred Francis McGoldrick; Pte R C Smith and NX41400 Pte Sydney Harold Griffith, all from NSW.