|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Hobson, Phillip Oliver
|Place made||Japan: Kure|
|Date made||c 24 January 1950|
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A large group of mourners attend the funeral of VX112288 Major (Maj) J R Fitzgerald, from the ...
A large group of mourners attend the funeral of VX112288 Major (Maj) J R Fitzgerald, from the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Headquarters, in the Sacred Heart Chapel, Kure. The congregation is predominantly made up of Australian BCOF officers and their wives. Four unidentified Australian Sergeants (Sgts), guard the casket which is draped with the Union Jack. The serviceman's slouch hat (with BCOF colour patch), and belt are lying on top of the coffin. The Sergeants are in dress uniform and standing at attention with their heads bowed and the muzzles of their rifles resting on the toes of their boots. Wreaths and floral tributes surround the casket.