|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
Cunneen, William James
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
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3/314 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) (later Colonel) William John Morrow (left), outgoing Commanding ...
3/314 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) (later Colonel) William John Morrow (left), outgoing Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), talking with his replacement 2/131 Lt Col Stuart Paul Weir (right), as the pair consult a map of the C Company, 1RAR area of operations in Malaya. Lt Col Morrow served in Korea as a Major with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), between 1952 and 1953, and also with Headquarters, 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade in 1953. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1953 and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1972. Lt Col Weir served during the Second World War as a Lieutenant (NX148640), with the 2/3rd Infantry Battalion and he was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. He also served in Korea as a Major with 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) from between 1952 and 1953 and later in South Vietnam with Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force (HQ 1ATF) from between 1969 and 1970 where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1970.