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ID numberF07370
Collection typeFilm
TitleDedication service of war cemetery, Tarakan
Measurement3 min 24 sec
DownloadDownload video 14.94 MB
Object typeActuality footage
MakerCuffley, Leighton Edward
Place madeBorneo: Tarakan
Date made30 September 1945
DescriptionThe official opening and unveiling of the Cenotaph at Tarakan War Cemetery. All services took part. Grave of SX7964 Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick VC DCM, 2/48 Australian Infantry Battalion killed 24 May 1945, national flags fly at half mast in rear. 3107251 (NX376) Brigadier David Adie Whitehead CBE DSO MC ED, Commander 26 Australian Infantry Brigade and Sergeant Perriam (longest service soldier in 26 Brigade) unveiling the Cenotaph. Also identified is Padre NX203207 Captain Walter Richard Cowper reading out the names of the fallen from the dais.

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