|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Bray Proyart Area, Ribemont|
|Date made||12 May 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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General Sir William Riddell Birdwood decorating an officer for bravery in the first attack on the ...
General Sir William Riddell Birdwood decorating an officer for bravery in the first attack on the Hindenburg Line. The ceremony took place at Ribemont. Left to right: Captain (Capt) O'Regan MC, Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC); General Birdwood; Capt H Thomson MC; unidentified (partially obscured); Capt Henry Champion de Crespigny; unidentified (partially obscured); unidentified (standing near a group of unidentified men); Capt A H Fraser MC, Staff Captain of the 4th Infantry Brigade (holding papers); Lieutenant Colonel R Dowse DSO (partially obscured by Fraser); Brigadier General C H Brand CB CMG DSO, Commanding the 4th Infantry Brigade; Mr C E W Bean, Australian Official Correspondent (wearing light coloured pants); Major Hyman (partially obscured by Bean); Major C M Johnston DSO, 15th Battalion (partially obscured by Johnston); Capt D Maxwell MC (standing extreme right).