Studio portrait of 17496 Petty Officer (PO) Richard Curtis of Alphington, Vic. Tel Curtis served ...

Unit HMAS Sydney (1935-1941)
Accession Number P06408.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 17496 Petty Officer (PO) Richard Curtis of Alphington, Vic. Tel Curtis served on board HMAS Sydney II and was Mentioned in Despatches for actions during the engagement against the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in 1940. PO Curtis was killed when HMAS Sydney II was sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran on 19 November 1941.

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