A Torres Strait Islander, Corporal (Cpl) Charles Mene, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian ...

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number HAL/57/0100/MC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate
Maker Halmarick, Colin Thomas
Place made Malaya: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Date made 4 June 1957
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A Torres Strait Islander, Corporal (Cpl) Charles Mene, 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), receiving the Military Medal from the British High Commissioner to the Federation of Malay States, Sir Douglas MacGillivray, in the grounds of king's house. Cpl Mene was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in Korea during Operation Blaze, an attack by A Company, 1 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), on Chinese positions on Hill 227 on 2 July 1952.