P00398.001

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ID number P00398.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 1918-10. ABOARD THE TROOP TRANSPORT 'MEDIC' TEN VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE WHO WERE INVITED BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, W.M. HUGHES, TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA TO ASSIST IN A RECRUITING CAMPAIGN. BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: SGT. W. PEELER, VC, 3RD PIONEERS BATTALION; CAPTAIN T.J. BEDE KENNY, VC, 2ND BATTALION; SGT. J.W. WHITTLE, VC, DCM, 12TH BATTALION, CAPT. J.C. JENSEN, VC, 50TH BATTALION; PTE. J. CARROLL, VC, 33RD BATTALION. CENTRE ROW: LIEUTENANT J.J. DWYER, VC, 4TH MACHINE GUN; LIEUT. L. KEYSOR, VC, 1ST BATTALION; LIEUT. W. RUTHVEN, VC, 22ND BATTALION. TROOP TRANSPORT 'MEDIC' OFFICER, 1ST OFFICER CAPT. SIMMONS FRONT ROW: SERGEANT. R.R. INWOOD, VC, 10TH BATTALION; SGT. S.R. MCDOUGALL, VC, 47TH BATTALION.