The funeral procession for VX112288 Major (Maj) J R Fitzgerald from the British Commonwealth ...

Accession Number HOBJ0359
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan: Kure
Date made c 24 January 1950
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

The funeral procession for VX112288 Major (Maj) J R Fitzgerald from the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Headquarters, slowly makes its way down a Kure street. A group of officers, Non Commissioned officers (NCOs) and men, marches beside the military truck that serves as a hearse. The casket is draped with the Union Jack flag, and wreaths and floral tributes have been placed on and around the casket. The funeral service took place in the Sacred Heart Chapel, and was attended by a large congregation of mourners.