|Object type||Colour - Print|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria|
|Date made||7 June 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of VX57043 Gunner (Gnr) Alan William Glover, in uniform, and his bride Violet ...
Studio portrait of VX57043 Gunner (Gnr) Alan William Glover, in uniform, and his bride Violet Bertha Glover on their wedding day. Gnr Glover, of Avoca, Vic, enlisted on 2 June 1941. In March 1942 he was captured by the Japanese whilst serving with 4 Anti Tank Regiment. He was moved from Changi Gaol with A Force to Tavoy, Burma, in May 1942 to repair airfields. He and seven others attempted escape but were captured shortly afterwards and executed on 6 June 1942, on the evening of his first wedding anniversary. News of his death did not reach Violet until 5 December 1944. She worked as a conductress for the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board from October 1941 until January 1942, after which she was employed as a foreman in the Shell Shop at Maribyrnong Munitions Factory for the remainder of the war.