P01451.003

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ID number P01451.003
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

COWRA, NSW. 1944-08. CIVILIAN MOURNERS BESIDE THE COFFINS OF PRIVATES C. H. SHEPHERD, RALPH JONES AND BENJAMIN GOWER HARDY, ALL OF THE 22ND GARRISON BATTALION. THEY WERE KILLED REPELLING THE JAPANESE OUTBREAK AT THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR (POW) CAMP, COWRA, NSW, 1944-08-05. HARDY AND JONES WERE POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS 1950-09-01. SOLDIERS CARRYING WREATHS STAND BEHIND WHILE WAITING ON THE RIGHT IS CHAPLAIN REVEREND E.S. YEO. (DONOR ESTATE OF B. E. HARDY)