Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Henry Wells, KBE, CB, DSO, Chief of the General Staff Australian ...

Accession Number HOB/56/0630/MC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Malaya: Perak, Kuala Kangsar
Date made July 1956
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Henry Wells, KBE, CB, DSO, Chief of the General Staff Australian Army (light uniform), inspects the guard on his arrival at Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR). The officer (left with sword) is 2/4042 Captain (Capt) Geoffrey Sinclair Lucas, of Sydney, NSW and the officer walking behind Lt Gen Wells is 3/141 Lieutenant Colonel J G Ochiltree, MBE, Commanding Officer, 2RAR. Capt Lucas served in the Second World War as a Lance Corporal, with the service number NX105889 with the 2/rd Cavalry Squadron and also in Korea with 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) in 1952. Identified eighth from the right in the rank of soldiers is, 1/4010 Corporal (Cpl) Charles (Charlie) Mene, an indigenous serviceman from the Torres Strait.