6776 Major (Maj) Harry Arthur Smith of Brisbane, QLD (extreme left), Officer Commanding Delta ...

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Accession Number FOR/66/0676/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Tan
Date made 19 August 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

6776 Major (Maj) Harry Arthur Smith of Brisbane, QLD (extreme left), Officer Commanding Delta Company, 6th Battalion Royal Australia, Regiment (6RAR), holds a briefing in the field shortly before his company returned to Long Tan, the scene of their epic lone stand against a crack North Vietnamese battalion. Identified, left to right: Maj Harry Smith; 2781294 Second Lieutenant (2Lt) David Rae Sabben, OC 12 Platoon; 37822 Corporal Phillip Ness Dobson, Company Medic; 43433 2Lt Geoffrey Martin Kendall, OC 10 Platoon (holding rifle); 55106 Sergeant (Sgt) Robert Stanley ‘Bob’ Buick (obscured by Kendall); 13605 Sgt Donald Albert ‘Jack’ Thomson, Company Mortar Fire Controller; 33140 Captain Maurice ‘Morrie’ Stanley, Forward Observation Officer of 161 Battery RNZA; 215672 Lance Corporal Graham Roxburgh Smith, Regimental Signaller, (holding right-angled torch under his left arm) and 27758 Warrant Officer 2 John William ‘Jack' Kirby, Company Sergeant Major (CSM) (back to camera).