Group portrait of officers of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Base Ordnance ...

Accession Number HOBJ2994
Collection type Photograph
Object type Negative
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan
Date made c December 1951
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
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

Group portrait of officers of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Base Ordnance Depot (BOD) outside a base building. It is probably just prior to the closing down of the BOD and the handover to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), 4 Commonwealth Ordnance Depot, in January 1952. Most of the officers returned to Australia in February 1952. Back row, left to right: 240057 Captain (Capt) Edward Ernest (Teddy) Haines; 337619 Capt Kenneth (Ken) Patterson; Capt John Thompson; 58007 (WX31375) Capt Maitland Henry Chipper; Q14063 Capt William Keep Durbridge; 18013 (QX877) Capt Robin Muirhead BEM; 337631 (VX138613) Capt Hugh Miles Pickering; V325447 Lieutenant (Lt) Bert Stanley Schmidt; and Lt John Morris. Front row, left to right: 240043 (NX76535) Capt Donald Malcolm (Don) Williams; 58014 (WX11032) Major (Maj) Herbert Henry Victor (Vic) Barrett; 240052 (NX27697) Maj Alec Herbert Thistleton; Maj F W Willis (possibly 271 (NX14084) Francis Leslie Willis); Lieutenant Colonel J B Smith, Commanding Officer BOD; Capt William (Bill) Cole; NX110620 (N27671) Maj Francis John Whipple; VX112099 (V19787) Maj John William Archer; and 2250 (NX37395) Eric Huntley Spence.