|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Date made||December 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of members of the Allied Mission to the Don Republic, Russia with the officers and ...
Group portrait of members of the Allied Mission to the Don Republic, Russia with the officers and crew aboard the destroyer HMAS Swan. The Mission sought to investigate the situation of the Cossacks, who were defending their country in the eastern corner of the Ukraine against the Bolsheviks. HMAS Swan and the French destroyer Bisson conveyed the members of the Mission. Officers (seated) identified left to right: back row, the civilian is probably the interpreter with the Mission; unidentified lieutenant of the Royal Naval Reserve; Captain Cochin (France); Admiral Kononoff (Russia); Commander Arthur George Hayes Bond; Engineer Lieutenant Commander George William Bloomfield of Brisbane, Qld. Front row: Lieutenant John Gordon Boyd, Royal Australian Naval Reserve; unidentified; Paymaster Sub Lieutenant Douglas Munro of North Sydney, NSW. The photograph bears the following signatures: D Munro, G W Knight, J G Boyd and J Hannan (?).