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ID numberF07095
Collection typeFilm
TitleDedication of Lae War Cemetery, Lae
Measurement1 min 36 sec
DownloadDownload video 7.28 MB
Object typeTo be confirmed
MakerNicholson, George Harvey
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made23 April 1944
Descriptor35mm/b&w/silent
AccessOpen
DescriptionThe official opening and dedication of the Australian War Cemetery at Lae was performed on 23rd April, 1944 by the Commander, New Guinea Force, Lieutenant General Sir Leslie J Morshead, KCB, KBE, COM, DSO, ED, assisted by Chaplain C M Swan and NX147742 Chaplain John William Drakeford. The official party included the Honourable E J Ward Esq, M P, then Minister for External Territories, the commander's A D C, Captain F K Thomas, the Minister's private secretary, Mr J Donovan,VX285 Major General Basil Moorhouse Morris DSO, GOC ANGAU and his ADC, VX1163 Lieutenant Frederick A rthur Franklin, Lieutenant Commander Eric John Barron, representing the RAN, 260100 Wing Commander Donald Edward G Walker representing the RAAF, and Brigadier General Robert H Van Volkenburgh representing US Forces. On three sides of the Cemetery were officers and men of 29 Australian Infantry Brigade, officers and men of 814 MP Company US Army and a detachment from the Royal Papuan Constabulary. On either side of the official dais were sisters from 2/7 AGH and representatives of other units in the area.

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