|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Hobson, Phillip Oliver
|Place made||Japan: Kure|
|Date made||15 March 1952|
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) wait on the wharf at Kure, ...
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) wait on the wharf at Kure, after arriving on the troopship HMT Devonshire. 1RAR are disembarking in Japan in order to prepare for their Korean War tour of duty. Soldiers from 1 RAR are wearing the Australian Army 1st Infantry Brigade formation sign on their sleeve below the cloth shoulder title Royal Australian Regiment. During the war the pale blue 1st Commonwealth Division patch was worn. The warship in the background is Canadian and is guarded by Canadian Marines. Note the life rafts stored on the side of the ship, and the large white hammocks (?) hanging from the rails. The soldier at far right in the foreground is thought to be 11798 T A McCoy, mortar platoon 1 RAR. All other soldiers are unidentified. Note the huge iron and steel crane on the wharf (left), between the soldiers and the ship.