|Place||Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Date made||October 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Informal group portrait of ten Australian soldiers of the First Australian Imperial Force who had ...
Informal group portrait of ten Australian soldiers of the First Australian Imperial Force who had been awarded the Victoria Cross, onboard the Troop Transport Medic who were invited by the Prime Minister of Australia, W M Hughes, to return to Australia to assist in a recruiting campaign. Identified from left to right, back row: 114 Sergeant (Sgt) Walter Peeler, VC, 3rd Pioneer Battalion; Captain Thomas James Bede Kenny, VC, 2nd Battalion; 2902 Sgt John Woods Whittle, VC, DCM, 12th Battalion, 2389 Corporal Jorgan Christian Jensen, VC, 50th Battalion; 1804 Private John “Jack” Carroll, VC, 33rd Battalion. Second row: Lieutenant (Lt) John James Dwyer, VC, 4th Machine Gun Battalion; Lt Leonard Keysor, VC, 1st Battalion; Lt William Ruthven, VC, 22nd battalion. Third row: three Troop Transport Medic Officers, including Captain Simmons in the centre. Front row: 506 Sgt Reginald Ray Inwood, VC, 10th Battalion; and 4061 Sgt Stanley Robert McDougall, VC, MM, 47th Battalion.