Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P06408.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Australia
Date made c 1940


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.