P01895.001

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ID number P01895.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour
Physical description Colour

Description

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1953-04-25. FIVE VICTORIA CROSS (VC) WINNERS, MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CORONATION CONTINGENT PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, DURING THEIR BRIEF STAY WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO ENGLAND TO ATTEND THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH II. THEY ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- PRIVATE FRANK JOHN PARTRIDGE VC, (AUSTRALIA); PRIVATE E. KENNA VC, (AUSTRALIA); 215003 SERGEANT J.D. HINTON VC, (NEW ZEALAND); PRIVATE R. KELLIHER VC, (AUSTRALIA); SERGEANT R.R. RATTEY VC, (AUSTRALIA). THE FIVE ARE STANDING BEHIND THE GRAVE OFCORPORAL J. H. EDMONDSON WHO WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED VC IN 1941. (A BLACK AND WHITE VERSION OF THIS IMAGE IS HELD AS 030424)(ORIGINAL COLOUR TINTED PRINT HELD IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE)