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ID number F07095
Title Dedication of Lae War Cemetery, Lae
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Maker Nicholson, George Harvey
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae
Date made 23 April 1944
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 1 min 36 sec
Video Download video 7.28 MB
Note Open

Description

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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