Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) H C H Robertson, Commander in Chief of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), with a group of officers  and non commissioned  officers at an Armistice Day ...
ID numberHOBJ0213
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerHobson, Phillip Oliver
Place madeJapan: Kure
Date made11 November 1949
DescriptionLieutenant General (Lt Gen) H C H Robertson, Commander in Chief of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), with a group of officers and non commissioned officers at an Armistice Day reunion. Nearly 50 veterans attended an Armistice Reunion Dinner for BCOF 1914-1918 Personnel at the Empire Club in Kure. Standing, left to right are: Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Frank Fisher, Major O B Conolly, Commanding Officer BCOF Amenities Unit; unidentified man in civilian suit; unidentified, Lt Gen Robertson; unidentified; Brigadier B E Alderson, Finance Advisor; unidentified; unidentified; VX14475 Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) H T 'Jack' Harwood, the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). Crouching, left to right are: unidentified, unidentified (rear); possibly 'Bill' Colless (?) of BCOF Laundries; unidentified; unidentified; Sergeant Harold Bates-Brownsword; and Staff Sergeant 'Dadda' Boyce. Many of the First World War veterans also served in the Second World War prior to BCOF.