|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|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.