Group portrait of personnel of the 24th Battalion of the 15th Infantry Brigade assembled at the ...

Accession Number 080837
Collection type Photograph
Object type Negative
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Watsonia
Date made 6 October 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of personnel of the 24th Battalion of the 15th Infantry Brigade assembled at the Watsonia Camp on 6 October 1944 before taking part in the Second Victory Loan march held in Melbourne on 13 October 1944.
Back Row left to right: VX104425 Corporal (Cpl) William John Cruise; VX15198 Sergeant (Sgt) Douglas Carlisle Cowen; V285949 Pte Ronald Kenneth Stork; VX148230 Pte Frederick Lionel Bruhn; VX104498 Sgt William Walter Peters; VX140001 Pte Thomas Delany; VX135506 Cpl James Frederick Tonkin; Either V510622 Pte George James Dickson or VX81965 (V23292, V23293) Pte Leslie Gordon Dickson or VX93875 Pte Thomas Alfred Charles Dickson; VX150089 L Cpl Royal Nightingale; VX148401 Pte Leonard William McMicken. Pte McMicken, aged 20, was killed in action on 13 May 1945 while on patrol at Shinru Creek, Bouganville, Solomon Islands; VX150274 (V290485) Pte Henry Charles Stone; Either VX77924 Pte John Sutherland Mackenzie or VX135513 Pte John William McKenzie; VX129249 (V7392) Cpl James William Conroy; V502724 Pte John Edward Horne; VX143592 Sgt Harold Norman Blundell (later Military Medal); VX150489 Pte James Joseph Edward White; VX109125 (V40951) Sgt Alan Francis Jackson (later Military Medal); V509096 Pte Thomas Keith Downie.
Middle Row left to right: VX148266 Pte Reginald James Beer; VX141420 Pte Rupert Joseph Cattlin; V330213 Pte Patrick Daniel Connelly; VX109152 (V185619) Pte Campbell Malcolm Wittman; VX84597 (V40639) Pte Colin Crump; VX143553Pte Arthur John Preen; VX141607 (V42165) Pte Harry Albert Baker; V206481 Pte Anthony Albert Rebbechi; VX143969 Lance Sergeant Harold James Paxino.
Front Row left to right: VX104467 Private (Pte) William Desmond Mains; VX122399 Pte Alexander Walter Rappell; VX143972 (V40585) Lance Corporal ( L Cpl) John Herbert Murray; VX143982 Pte John Francis Egan; VX51557 Captain Arthur Reginald Duel; VX151880 Pte William Clyde Dunstan; VX148233 Pte Keith Hildon Sheffield; VX104529 Staff Sergeant Edwin Henry Tratt.