Most of the hand to hand fighting took place in the Gorari region, where one Australian unit ...

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Accession Number 013645
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Maker Silk, George
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Wairopi Area, Gorari
Date made 1 November - 20 November 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

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.