North Korea. October 1950. The last action picture taken in Korea of the late 2/37504 Lieutenant ...

Accession Number HOBJ1648
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made North Korea
Date made 29 October 1950
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

North Korea. October 1950. The last action picture taken in Korea of the late 2/37504 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Charles Hercules Green DSO (left). He is returning with Brigadier Coad, Commanding the British Commonwealth Brigade (centre), from their reconnaissance when the Australian battalion encountered opposition a half mile east of Chongju on the morning of 29 October. Lt Col Green was mortally wounded in the evening of 30 October as he turned in to sleep. He died at a nearby hospital at 8pm on 1 November.

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