Dedication of Lae War Cemetery, Lae
|Title||Dedication of Lae War Cemetery, Lae|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Maker||Nicholson, George Harvey (Cinematographer)|
|Place made||New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae|
|Date made||23 April 1944|
|Measurement||1 min 36 sec|
|Video||Download video 7.28 MB|
The 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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