Biography

Birth date: 02 September 1892
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Maryborough
Death date: 05 January 1982
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final rank: Lieutenant General
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
VX15 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 13 Battalion
  • 6 Div CRA
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion

Edmund Herring, one of the most renowned Australian senior officers in the Second World War, was born on 2 September 1892 at Maryborough, Victoria. He attended Melbourne Grammar School, becoming dux and winning a scholarship to Melbourne University. Further academic success followed and Herring was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1912.

Herring was a member of the Officers' Training Corps at Oxford when the First World War began. He was commissioned into Britain's Royal Field Artillery and served in France and Macedonia, earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. He returned to Oxford after the war to complete his law degree. Having done so, he returned to Melbourne, married, and worked as a barrister, establishing a successful practice. In 1936 he became a King's Counsel.

At the same time, Herring continued military service with the militia. Widely regarded for his ability to maintain cordial relations with military personnel and civilians alike, Herring was a friend and supporter of Thomas Blamey. He returned to full-time military service in 1939 as commander of the 6th Division's artillery under General Blamey and saw action in North Africa and Greece. In March 1941, back in Australia and by now a major general, Herring, despite his previous support for Blamey, took part in an attempt to prevent the latter's appointment as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Military Forces. This attempt failed. Despite his opposition to Blamey's appointment, Herring was nevertheless appointed as Commander of the newly established Northern Territory Force.

In September 1942 Herring succeeded Lieutenant General Sydney Rowell as commander of New Guinea Force. It was his first operational command of a formation and - his participation in the 1941 protest notwithstanding - Herring had come to be considered a loyal lieutenant by Blamey. In 1943, having added the 1st Australian Corps to his command, Herring was created a Knight Commander of the British Empire.

After the war, Herring was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria and held the position for a record 27 years, retiring at the age of 80 in 1972. As a public figure and as an Army officer, Herring's life was marked by bouts of controversy. Considered by some to have performed poorly in New Guinea in 1942-43, Herring's wartime command caused some disquiet in 1978 when his confirmation of the death penalty against Papuans convicted of turning Anglican missionaries over to the Japanese became public.

Herring served for twenty years as Victoria's Chief Justice, earning a reputation as a good judge and able administrator. An active member of the Church of England, he was also Chancellor of the Diocese of Melbourne, the highest church office open to a layman. At the same time, he spent 23 years as President of the Boy Scouts' Association of Victoria; he also became President of the Australian Boy Scouts' Association.

Herring died in Melbourne on 5 January 1982.

Collection Items

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1941-01. TOBRUK. BRIGADIER ALLEN, 18TH BRIGADE, DISCUSSES FORTHCOMING ACTION WITH BRIGADIER HERRING, COMMANDER OF THE ARTILLERY.

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1943-02-04. NEW GUINEA. SANANANDA FRONT. COL. J.T. MURRAY AND GENERAL HERRING. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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1943-02-04. NEW GUINEA. SANANANDA FRONT. LEFT TO RIGHT COLONEL JENS DOE, COLONEL MURRAY, GENERAL HERRING AND GENERAL VASEY. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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1943-02-04. PAPUA. HUGGINS GAP. GENERAL HERRING ON A TRIP TO THE SANANANDA FRONT TALKS TO AMERICAN OFFICERS AT HUGGINS GAP. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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1943-07-07. NEW GUINEA. PACIFIC OFFENSIVE. GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, WHO IS IN COMMAND OF THE ALLIED OFFENSIVES IN NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMONS, PHOTOGRAPHED BESIDE HIS PLANE IN NEW GUINEA. WITH HIM IS LIEUT. GENERAL HERRING. (NEGATIVE BY G. SHORT).

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, DSO, MC, ED.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. IN THE GARDENS OF THE GEZIRA SPORTING CLUB ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEETING OF GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. ON THE LEFT: MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING IS SEEN TALKING TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY. MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON IS IN THE BACKGROUND.

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1942-06-02. INTENSIVE TRAINING CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD AT ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN BASES. THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN DURING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GENERAL HERRING, ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREMOST ARTILLERY EXPERTS.

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1942-06-02. MAJOR GENERAL HERRING CONTINUES THE GOOD WORK THAT HE HAS DONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND IS NOW PLAYING A BIG PART IN THE STRENGTHENING OF OUR FORCES AT BATTLE STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. IN THESE PICTURES HE IS SEEN WITH HIS STAFF SUPERVISING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT AT A FORWARD BASE.

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1942-06-03. INTENSIVE TRAINING CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD AT ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN BASES. THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN DURING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GENERAL HERRING ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREMOST ARTILLERY EXPERTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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Major General Herring continues the good work that he has done in the Middle East and is now playing a big part in the strengthening of our forces at battle stations in Australia. In these pictures he is seen with his staff supervising an artillery shoot at a forward base.

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1942-06-03. MAJOR GENERAL HERRING CONTINUES THE GOOD WORK THAT HE HAS DONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND IS NOW PLAYING A BIG PART IN THE STRENGTHENING OF OUR FORCES AT BATTLE STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. IN THESE PICTURES HE IS SEEN WITH HIS STAFF SUPERVISING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT AT A FORWARD BASE. (NEGATIVE BY...

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1942-06-03. INTENSIVE TRAINING CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD AT ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN BASES, THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN DURING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GENERAL HERRING, ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREMIST ARTILLERY EXPERTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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DARWIN, NT. 1942-07-17. BREN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUNNERS COVERING THE CHURCH SERVICE OF AN AIF INFANTRY BATTALION GET THEIR SIGHTS ON A SUSPECT PLANE WHICH PROVED TO BE A FRIENDLY PLANE. GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING MAJOR GENERAL E. F. HERRING COMMANDING NORTHER FORCES IN ATTENDANCE.

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DJEDEIDE, SYRIA. 1941-11-02. GENERAL SIR HENRY MAITLAND WILSON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, PALESTINE AND SYRIA, WITH MAJOR-GENERAL HERRING AND OTHER OFFICERS INSPECTING THE 19TH BRIGADE AREA, 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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DJEDEIDE, SYRIA. 1941-11-02. GENERAL SIR HENRY MAITLAND WILSON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, PALESTINE AND SYRIA, WITH MAJOR-GENERAL HERRING AND OTHER OFFICERS INSPECTING THE 19TH BRIGADE AREA, 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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DJEDEIDE, SYRIA. 1941-11-02. GENERAL SIR HENRY MAITLAND WILSON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, PALESTINE AND SYRIA, WITH MAJOR-GENERAL HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND OTHER OFFICERS DURING AN INSPECTION OF THE 19TH BRIGADE AREA.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. WATCHED BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING AND UNIT OFFICERS, MEN OF THE 7TH BATTALION, GREEN HOWARDS, GAVE A DEMONSTRATION ON METHODS OF SURMOUNTING BARBED WIRE, IN THIS PHOTO THE TWO LEADING MEN OF THE PLATOON, WEARING NORMAL BATTLE DRESS,...

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SYRIA. 1941-11. THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, WITH BRIGADIERS VASEY, BOASE AND BERRYMAN, AND COLONEL SUTHERLAND, WATCHING THE SURMOUNTING OF BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES DEMONSTRATION GIVEN BY THE 7TH BATTALION, GREEN HOWARDS.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, 6TH DIVISION, AND OTHER HIGH-RANKING AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS WATCHING A DEMONSTRATION BY MEN OF THE 7TH BATTALION, GREEN HOWARDS, IN METHODS OF SURMOUNTING BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH DIVISION, WITH HIS AIDE-DE-CAMP, LIEUTENANT BALL, INSPECTING MEMBERS OF THE 7TH BATTALION, GREEN HOWARDS, WHO DEMONSTRATED METHODS OF COMBATING BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING INSPECTING THE 2/5TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING ADDRESSING MEN OF THE 2/5TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND HIS STAFF.

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SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND HIS STAFF.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON. BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WITH LIEUTENANT KHOURY OF THE GENDARMERIEAT THE RECEPTION GIVEN BY MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL- OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WITH THE MUFTICHITE AND THE MUFTI SUNNITE AT THE RECEPTION HE GAVE TO LOCAL DIGNITARIES.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, GENERAL- OFFICER- COMMANDING 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON. BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION ARE HERE...

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. LIEUTENANT BALL, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO MAJOR- GENERAL E.F. HERRING WITH LOCAL DIGNITARIES AT THE RECEPTION GIVEN BY THE GENERAL.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. MAJOR-GENERAL K.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND STAFF PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE STEPS OF THE PALMYRA HOTEL. FROM THE LEFT:- FRONT ROW - BRIGADIER H.W. STRUTT, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING AND COLONEL R.B. SUTHERLAND. BACK ROW - COLONEL F.H. BEARE, COLONEL...

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL- OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AT HIS HEADQUARTERS AT THE PALMYRA HOTEL.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING'S OFFICE AT HQ 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING'S QUARTERS IN A PRIVATE HOME.

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Portsmouth, England. 1953. The Leader of the Contingent, Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring KCMG KBE DSO MC ED, addressing personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Coronation Contingent aboard the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney, on their arrival in England for the Coronation of Her Majesty,...

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JERICHO, PALESTINE. 1942-02. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, SHAKING HANDS WITH BRIGADIER M.J. MOTEN AT THE REVIEW FOR HIS HIGHNESS ABDULLAH, THE EMIR OF TRANSJORDAN.

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JERICHO, PALESTINE. 1942-02. HIS HIGHNESS ABDULLAH, THE EMIR OF TRANSJORDAN BEING WELCOMED BY MAJOR GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, ON THE OCCASION OF A REVIEW IN HIS HONOUR.

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JERICHO, PALESTINE. 1942-02. HIS HIGHNESS ABDULLAH, THE EMIR OF TRANSJORDAN BEING WELCOMED BY MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, ON THE OCCASION OF A REVIEW IN HIS HONOUR.

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JERICHO, PALESTINE. 1942-02. HIS HIGHNESS ABDULLAH, THE EMIR OF TRANSJORDAN, WITH MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING ON HIS LEFT AND BRIGADIER M.J. MOTEN, RIGHT, AT A 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION MILITARY REVIEW.

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Soputa, New Guinea. 29 September 1943. High ranking officers salute as the funeral party moves into the cemetery, during the funeral of Brigadier (Brig) R. B. Sutherland. Shown: Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring KBE DSO MC ED (1); NX13911 Lieutenant T. W. Parkinson (2); QX364 Captain D....

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Soputa, New Guinea. 29 September 1943. Funeral procession of Brigadier (Brig) R. B. Sutherland moving into the cemetery. Shown: NX171 Brig A. Torr (1); Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) W. K. Mathison (2); WO1 G. Mathison (3); VX289 Brig R. Bierwirth OBE (4); WO2 C. West (5); WO2 R. Curnow (6); VX18...

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RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. SENIOR AIF OFFICERS INSPECTING A NEWLY COMPLETED AIRSTRIP. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING KBE, DSO, MC, ED, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS; VX35 LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.A. BISHOP DSO, MBE, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/27TH...

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RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA, 1943-10-01. SENIOR AIF. OFFICERS ARRIVED ON THE FIRST AIRCRAFT TO LAND ON THE NEW AIRSTRIP TO INSPECT THE COMPLETED AIRSTRIP. THEY ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE, DSO, MC, ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS; NX8 LIEUTENANT...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-04-05. HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN SERVICES AT A DINNER HELD AT "ILLOURA", ST. KILDA ROAD, THE OFFICERS' MESS OF THE STAFF OF SIGNAL OFFICER IN CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION IN AUSTRALIA OF COMBINED...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., DSC., MC., ED. (1), SALUTES AS HE LEADS THE ANZAC DAY MARCH PAST THE SALUTING BASE WHERE THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, MAJOR GENERAL SIR WINSTON DUGAN, KCMC., CB., DSO., TOOK THE SALUTE.

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA HIS EXCELLENCY, MAJOR GENERAL SIR WINSTON DUGAN, KCMG., CB., DSO., LEFT (1), WITH LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., DSC., MC., ED. (2), AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY ON THE SALUTING BASE FOR THE ANZAC DAY MARCH THROUGH THE CITY STREETS.

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY ON THE DAIS IN FRONT OF THE STEPS OF THE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE DURING THE ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL, LEFT TO RIGHT: VFX361 COLONEL A.M. SAGE, RRC., MATRON-IN-CHIEF, LAND HEADQUARTERS (1); LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF VICTORIA, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., DSC., MC., ED., (5); ADDRESSING THE CROWD AT THE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE DURING THE ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY. AT LEFT ON THE DAIS CAN BE SEEN THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA, HIS EXCELLENCY,...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY STANDING AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS AT THE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE DURING THE ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL, LEFT TO RIGHT: VFX361 COLONEL A.M. SAGE, RRC., MATRON-IN-CHIEF, LAND HEADQUARTERS, (2); LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-04-25. GENERAL SIR HARRY CHAUVEL, GCMG., KCB., KGMG., CB., CMG., (1) PARTICIPATING IN THE ANZAC DAY MARCH WHICH WAS LED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., DSC., MC., ED., CHIEF JUSTICE OF VICTORIA.

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BARRINE, QLD. 1944-02-04. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX13911 LIEUTENANT T. PARKINSON, AIDE-DE-CAMP (1); QX6140 CAPTAIN H. BALL, AIDE DE CAMP (2); VX86 BRIGADIER W.E. CREMOR, OBE., ED., CORPS COMMANDER, ROYAL ARTILLERY, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS (3); VX289...

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BARRINE, QLD. 1944-02-04. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX13911 LIEUTENANT T. PARKINSON, AIDE-DE-CAMP (1); NX171 BRIGADIER A.G. TORR, DSO., CHIEF ENGINEER, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS (2); WX1546 COLONEL G.B.G. MAITLAND, DSO., DCM.,DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL...

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BARRINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-02-04. THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS WITH HIS PERSONAL STAFF. THEY ARE:- NX13911 LIEUTENANT T. PARKINSON, AIDE-DE-CAMP; VX15 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., MC., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING; VX1065 CORPORAL E.A....

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BARRINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-02-04. VX15 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., MC., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS.

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BARRINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-02-04. VX15 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., MC., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS.

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BARRINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-02-04. VX15 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., MC., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) DUSCUSSING AN OPERATION WITH NX346 BRIGADIER A.R. GARRETT, BRIGADIER GENERAL STAFF (2) AND VX289 BRIGADIER R. BIERWIRTH, OBE., DEPUTY...

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SALAMAUA, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-15. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE., DSO., MC., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS ADDRESSING THE STAFF OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS FOLLOWING THE AUSTRALIAN VICTORY IN THE AREA.

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-03-31. AN INFORMAL GROUP OF GUESTS AT COCKTAILS BEFORE A FORMAL DINNER GIVEN BY GENERAL SIR THOMAS ALBERT BLAMEY TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND FRANCIS HERRING, AT THE ATHENEUM CLUB. LEFT TO RIGHT: VX4 MAJOR GENERAL C.E.M. LLOYD, CBE;...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-03-31. Officers sitting around a table waiting to be served dinner given by General Sir Thomas Blamey to Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Edmund Herring and Lt Gen V. A. H. Sturdee at the Athenaeum Club. Left to right: far side of table: Major General (Maj Gen) C. S. Steel; Lt...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-08-24. A SPECIAL PARADE OF SERVICE PERSONNEL WAS HELD TO CELEBRATE VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN AT THE TOWN HALL BY THE STATE GOVERNOR, SIR WINSTON DUGAN. SHOWN, THE PROCESSION LED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING APPROACHING THE...

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MELBOURNE, VIC 1945-11-30. AN INVESTITURE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHERE SERVICE PERSONNEL RECEIVED AWARDS FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER. LEFT TO RIGHT: MAJOR P. R. GILMOUR MC; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL W. CANTELO MC. (PHOTOGRAPHER...

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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 1945-11-30. SENIOR ENGINEERS MESS, BATMAN AVENUE. FAREWELL DINNER GIVEN BY SENIOR OFFICERS ON THE RETIREMENT OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING PROPOSING THE TOAST TO THE GUEST OF HONOUR. (PHOTOGRAPHER LIEUTENANT N. B....

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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 1945-11-30. SENIOR ENGINEERS MESS, BATMAN AVENUE. FAREWELL DINNER GIVEN BY SENIOR OFFICERS ON THE RETIREMENT OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY. LEFT TO RIGHT LIEUTENANT GENERAL NORTHCOTT, GENERAL BLAMEY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL STURDEE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1946-06-10. VICTORY DAY CELEBRATIONS. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE VICTORY MARCH.

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1946-06-10. VICTORY DAY CELEBRATIONS. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SIR EDMUND HERRING INSPECTING THE NAVAL GUARD OF HONOR AT THE VICTORY MARCH.

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1946-06-10. VICTORY DAY CELEBRATIONS. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SIR EDMUND HERRING INSPECTING THE ARMY GUARD OF HONOR AT THE VICTORY MARCH.

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LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. AMERICAN NEGRO TALKING TO BRIGADIER BROADBENT, DEPUTY ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL, NEAR A RUNWAY AT 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS. ALSO IN THE GROUP ARE: LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (GOC) 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS; MAJOR...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-04-25. Sergeant Frank Ford, Australian Army Cavalry, grooming Sir Edmund Herring's horse, in preparation for the Anzac Day March through the city.

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-04-25. Mounted on his charger, Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring, KBE DSO DSC MC ED, Chief Justice of Victoria, leading the Anzac Day March through city streets lined with crowds of spectators.

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-04-25. Mounted on his charger, Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring, KBE DSO DSC MC ED, Chief Justice of Victoria, leading the Anzac Day March through the city streets lined with crowds of spectators.

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-04-25. Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring, KBE DSO MC ED, Chief Justice of Victoria and Leader of the Anzac Day march, speaking from the rostrum at the Shrine of Remembrance during the Anzac Day Ceremony. Also seen: His Excellency Major General Sir Winston Dugan, KCMG CB...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1944-09-16. Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring, KBE DSO MC ED, Chief Justice of Victoria, wearing the insignia of the Knight of the British Empire (Military) after his investiture at Government House.

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Darwin NT. 1942. Australian troops of the 6th Division, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), recently returned from the Middle East, march past their General Officer Commanding Northern Forces, Major General E. F. Herring (later Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring), to attend a church parade.

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Darwin, Northern Territory. August 1942. Standing on a Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier), Major General Edmund Herring, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) (later Lieutenant Generl Sir Edmund Herring), of mechanised cavalry units in the area reviews the units.

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Darwin, Northern Territory. August 1942. Major General Edmund Herring (later Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring) mounts a Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier) prior to reviewing, as General Officer Commanding (GOC), the mechanised cavalry units in the area.

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Darwin, Northern Territory. August 1942. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Edmund Herring (later Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring), review mechanised cavalry units in the area. His platform is a Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier).

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Darwin, Northern Territory. August 1942. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Edmund Herring, (later Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring) returns the salute of mechanised cavalry units under his command in this area.

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Darwin, Northern Territory. August 1942. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Australian mechanised cavalry units in the area, Major General Edmund Herring (later Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring) addresses his troops during a review. Army transport units fill the background.

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Darwin, NT. August 1942. Northern Territory Force Advanced Headquarters officers, probably at the time of Major General Edmund Herring's leaving to command New Guinea Force (NGF). Left to right, front row: Major (Maj) Swan; Maj Loughran; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Morris, Brigadier (Brig)...

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Darwin, NT. August 1942. Northern Territory Force Advanced Headquarters officers, probably at the time of Major General Edmund Herring's leaving to command New Guinea Force (NGF). Left to right, front row: Major (Maj) Swan; Maj Loughran; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Morris, Brigadier (Brig)...

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150434

Darwin, NT. August 1942. Lieutenant General Edmund Herring addresses troops of the Northern Territory Force during his farewell before leaving to command the New Guinea Force (NGF).

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150435

Darwin, NT. August 1942. Northern Territory Force Advanced Headquarters officers, probably at the time of Major General Edmund Herring's leaving to command New Guinea Force (NGF). Left to right, front row: Major (Maj) Swan; Maj Loughran; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Morris, Brigadier (Brig)...

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150438

Darwin, NT. August 1942. Lieutenant General Edmund Herring reviews a march past of troops of the Northern Territory Force during his farewell before leaving to take command the New Guinea Force (NGF).

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150532

Darwin, NT. August 1942. Northern Territory Force Advanced Headquarters office, probably at the time of Major General Edmund Herring's leaving to command the New Guinea Force (NGF). Standing at the side of a staff car are, left to right, an unidentified corporal probably the driver, Major General...

150532

150807

New Guinea. October 1942. US General (Gen) Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area, lights a cigar during an inspection tour of forward areas. With him in the jeep are Australians Brigadier Charles Spry; Major General G. S. Allen, Commander, 7th Division AIF; and Lieutenant...

150807

150812

New Guinea. October 1942. US General (Gen) Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area (smoking cigar), with Australian and American senior officers trudge through a recent battle area. On his immediate left is Australian Lieutenant General Edmund Herring (slouch hat), on his...

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150813

New Guinea. October 1942. Pictured, left to right: Australian Brigadier Charles Spry points out locations of heavy fighting between Allied ground forces and the Japanese to Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, US General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area, and Major General...

150813

150823

Port Moresby, New Guinea. 3 October 1942. About to leave on an inspection of forward battle areas are US General douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific Area (second from left), a US Staff Officer and Australian Lieutenant General Edmund Herring (back to camera). Note the...

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151129

Milne Bay, New Guinea. 18 November 1942. Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, Commander New Guinea Force, reviews troops of the 55/53 Australian Battalion under his command at the conclusion of the Kokoda campaign in which the Japanese were soundly defeated. Administrative and accommodation buildings...

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151130

Milne Bay, New Guinea. 18 November 1942. Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, Commander New Guinea Force, inspects troops under his command at the conclusion of the Kokoda campaign in which the Japanese were soundly defeated. On his right is Lieutenant Colonel D. H. Lovell, Commanding Officer of the...

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151136

New Guinea, November 1942. Senior Australian officers outside a field headquarters mess tent. Left to right: Brigadier (Brig) J. R. Broadbent; Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, Commander New Guinea Force; General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander in Chief Australian Military Forces and Brig (later...

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New Guinea, November 1942. Senior Australian officers outside a field headquarters mess tent. Left to right: Brigadier (Brig) J. R. Broadbent; Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, Commander New Guinea Force; General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander in Chief Australian Military Forces and Brig (later...

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151139

New Guinea. November 1942. Informal portrait of Lieutenant General Edmund Herring, Commander New Guinea Force at his field headquarters soon after the conclusion of the Kokoda campaign in which the Japanese were soundly defeated.

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140482

The new Chief Justice of Victoria, Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring KBE DSO DSC MC ED, greeting guests at an informal reception in his rooms. VX133091 Major General H. W. Lloyd, CB CMG CVO DSO, Adjutant General, congratulates Sir Edmund Herring on his appointment while Lady Herring (with hat)...

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140484

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-02-29. LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE DSO DSC MC ED, THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF VICTORIA.

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057290

SOPUTA, NEW GUINEA. 1943-09-29. AUSTRALIAN AND UNITED STATES OFFICERS AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE FUNERAL CORTEGE OF BRIGADIER (BRIG) R. B. SUTHERLAND. LEFT TO RIGHT: WX5 BRIG R. L. SANDOVER ED; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING KBE DSO MC ED; COLONEL (COL) R. B. PEYTON, UNITED STATES AIR...

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065311

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-03-31. GUESTS AT COCKTAILS BEFORE A FORMAL DINNER IN HONOUR OF NX35000 LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE, CB, CBE, DSO., AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE, DSO, MC, ED., BY VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED., AT THE ATHENAEUM CLUB. IDENTIFIED...

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MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-03-31. GUESTS AT COCKTAILS BEFORE A FORMAL DINNER IN HONOUR OF NX35000 LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE, CB, CBE, DSO., AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KBE, DSO, MC, ED., BY VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED., AT THE ATHENAEUM CLUB. THEY ARE,...

065312

065313

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-03-31. AN INFORMAL GROUP OF GUESTS AT COCKTAILS BEFORE A FORMAL DINNER GIVEN BY GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, AT THE ATHENAEUM CLUB. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB,...

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065314

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-03-31. AN INFORMAL GROUP OF GUESTS AT COCKTAILS BEFORE A FORMAL DINNER GIVEN BY GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, AT THE ATHENAEUM CLUB. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX63396 MAJOR GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, CB,...

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133485

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS FROM 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION TALKING NEAR A RUNWAY AT HEADQUARTERS. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR IVEN MACKAY; BRIGADIER BROADBENT; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL E. J. MILFORD; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING; MAJOR...

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1940-04. MELBOURNE EMBARKATION. BRIG. HERRING, MAJOR GEN. MACKAY, G.A. SILK, BRIG. S. G. SAVIGE, MAJOR WOODWARD. (NEGATIVE BY E. CRANSTONE).

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1940-05-17. SUEZ CANAL - OFFICIAL GROUP LAST DINNER COL. JOHNSON, MAJOR WOODWARD, BRIG. S. G. SAVIGE, MAJOR GEN. MACKAY, BRIG. HERRING. (NEGATIVE BY SILK).

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LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS WHO TOOK PART IN A CONFERENCE AT HEADQUARTERS, 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL MACKAY; LIEUTENANT GENERAL HERRING; MAJOR GENERAL WOOTTEN; LIEUTENANT GENERAL MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL VASEY; MAJOR GENERAL MILFORD; BRIGADIER BROADBENT.

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014309

1943-02-04. NEW GUINEA. PHOTOGRAPHED IN BRIG. WOOTTEN'S TENT ON SANANANDA BEACH ARE GENERAL HERRING, GENERAL VASEY AND BRIG. WOOTTEN. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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133491

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-10-01. A GROUP OF OFFICERS WHO TOOK PART IN A CONFERENCE AT HEADQUARTERS, 5TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. SHOWN: LIEUTENANT GENERAL MACKAY; LIEUTENANT GENERAL HERRING; MAJOR GENERAL WOOTTEN; LIEUTENANT GENERAL MORSHEAD; MAJOR GENERAL VASEY; MAJOR GENERAL MILFORD; BRIGADIER BROADBENT.

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1943-02-04. NEW GUINEA. GENERALS HERRING AND VASEY VISIT THE SANANANDA FRONT. PICTURE SHOWS GENERAL VASEY, GENERAL HERRING AND BRIGADIER WOOTTEN. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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020410

CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. AN INFORMAL PICTURE AT THE MEETING OF GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST. FROM THE LEFT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. FIVE GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST PHOTOGRAPHED AT THEIR MEETING AT HQ. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. AN INFORMAL PICTURE IN THE GARDENS OF THE GEZIRA SPORTING CLUB. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD, MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING AND LIEUTENAN-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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ALEY, SYRIA. 1941-11. THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, WITH DIVISIONAL LEADERS AT A CONFERENCE. FROM THE LEFT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, CB, CMG, DSO, AND MAJOR-GENERALS MORSHEAD, ALLEN AND HERRING.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F., MIDDLE EAST, NEAR A STAFF CAR IN THE GARDENS OF THE GEZIRA SPORTING CLUB. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD AND MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. FOUR GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST PHOTOGRAPHED AT THEIR MEETING AT HQ. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL E.F HERRING, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD, MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. FIVE GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST PHOTOGRAPHED AT THEIR MEETING AT HQ. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD AND MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. FIVE GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST PHOTOGRAPHED AT THEIR MEETING AT HQ. FROM THE LEFT- MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD AN AN MAJOR- GENERAL E.F. HERRING.

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CAIRO, EGYPT. 1941-09-11. FOUR GENERALS OF THE 2ND A.I.F. IN THE MIDDLE EAST PHOTOGRAPHED AT THEIR MEETING AT HQ. FROM THE LEFT:- MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, MAJOR-GENERAL L.J. MORSHEAD, MAJOR-GENERAL S.R. BURSTON, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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ALEY, SYRIA. 1941-11. THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, WITH DIVISIONAL LEADERS AT A CONFERENCE. FROM THE LEFT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK, CB, CMG, DSO, BRIGADIER PRIOR AND MAJOR-GENERALS MORSHEAD, ALLEN AND HERRING.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. A GUARD COMMANDED BY AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORAL WAS PROVIDED BY THE ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING INSPECTING MULES AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS. THEY WERE ATTACHED TO HQ 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING INSPECTING MULES AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS. THEY WERE ATTACHED TO HQ 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING AND CAPTAIN HAWLEY, COMMANDING OFFICER, INSPECTING A GUARD PROVIDED BY THE ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS.

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Art

Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring

Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring, KBE, DSO, KCMG, KBE, DSO, MC, ED; North Africa; Lieutenant Governor of, Chairman of Board of Trustees.

ART27528

Major General Edmund Herring

Portrait of Major General Edmund Francis Herring KCMG, KBE, CBE, DSO, MC, ED, the General commanding the 6th Division, 2nd Australian Imperial Force with snow-covered mountains in background. There is an earlier version of this painting, 'Portrait of General Herring' [ART23428], however Dargie...

ART22225

Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring

Depicting a portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring, KBE, DSO, MC, ED, MA, DCL (Oxon), KC, General Commanding 1st Australian Corps. This portrait by Dargie won the 1945 Archibald Prize.

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Portrait of General Herring

This is a portrait of Major General Edmund Francis Herring CBE DSO MC ED, General Office Commanding 6th Australian Division. He stands, dressed in full military uniform and holding a map. Dargie met with the sitter at some stage between 15th and 20th of December 1941 and had only three hours...

ART23428

Film

6th Division Cavalry, Darwin

Welcome home by the GOC Major-General Herring to his men of the 6th Division Cavalry Regiment. These men fought in Libya and Syria and at one stage were using captured Vichy French tanks. Their job if an enemy force should land, will be to make immediate contact with the enemy and send back reports...

F01771

General Herring's farewell to troops

General Herring farewells troops in Northern Territory when he leaves to take up other duties.

F01774

New Guinea and General Blamey's visit

Troops arrive at Wanigela for covering attack on Buna. All troops for this action are brought by air. Australian 2/10 Battalion arrived first to clear and maintain this natural landing field. Advance is made by 2/6 Independant Company with United States 126 Regiment and 128 Regiment as the main...

F01804

General Brett decorates US Airman (Darwin series, 16)

United States General Lieutenant General George H Brett presents decorations to American pilots and a DFC to O21919 Flight-Lieutenant (Flt Lieut) R N Dalkin, RAAF, watched by the GOC Major General E F Herring, CBE, DSO, MC, ED and AOC Air Commodore F M Bladin. American Captain G Kiser, DSC, SS...

F01191

Darwin's 31st air raid

General shots of bomb damage after Darwin's 31st air raid. Troops cleaning up wreckage; salvaging equipment from AWA House whch received a direct hit. D McNeill Department of Information still photographer taking photographs of troops working in bomb crater.

F01197

Troops training and Lieutenant General Herring (Darwin series, 1)

Darwin series: A mixture of subjects taken for newsreel items of that period. Troops training, Bren gun carriers, anti-tank gun and crews, anti-aircraft gun and crews, Vickers machine gun and Lewis machine gun. Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring and staff officers.

F01173

Tanks and gun for Australian War Memorial DPR/TV/1583

A British tank and an American tank, of types crewed by Australians during WW2 - and an Australian manufactured anti-aircraft gun, will be officially handed to the Australian War Memorial on Saturday (November 10 1973). The American tank, a General Stuart, was found rusting at Buna in Papua New...

F04598

Darwin and Central Australia

Open plain somewhere between Victoria River, Downs Station and Darwin, a herd of cattle in the distance. Soldiers operating Well Drilling Plant. Tents being erected at Adelaide River for Army Hospital. Dismantling General Herring's Mess Hut [General Herring left Australia to take command of New...

F07027

General Blamey visits 7 Australian Division at Dumpu

General Sir Thomas A Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO ED, Commander in Chief, seated giving press conference. Correspondents Allen Dawe (centre), Norman Brown and Lieutenant Ascott. General Blamey, General G A Vasey CB CBE DSO, Lieutenant General Sir E F Herring KBE DSO MC ED and another officer walk away...

F07072

Victory march Melbourne

During the afternoon of the 24 August 1945 some twenty thousand men and women took part in a Victory march through Melbourne, Vic. The salute was taken by Sir Winston Dugan, Governor of Victoria. The parade was led by VX15 Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring, Chief Justice of Victoria and...

F07309

Victory Day march, Melbourne

VX1 General Sir Thomas Albert Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO ED headed the Victory Day march parade of service men and women and allied services through the streets of Melbourne, VIC. The salute was taken on the steps of Parliament House by the Lieutenant Governor of Victoria. VX15 Lieutenant General Sir...

F07520

Wau - Salamaua (Anzac TV series)

Wau - Salamaua (Anzac TV series)

F10034-03

Proud remembrance

A cinema trailer produced by Artansa Films made at Cinesound Studios. An appeal to the public for contributions for construction of the forecourt at the north approach to the Shrine of Remebrance, Melbourne. As well as featuring Shrine the film has Sir Edmund Herring, Chairman of the Shrine...

F10180

Funeral of Brigadier Sutherland

Brigadier R B Sutherland was killed on 28 September, 1943, when a B25 Mitchell bomber in which he was travelling as a passenger, crashed prior to becoming airborne. The Soputa Cemetery was opened at the begining of 1943 and was the scene of some of the bitterest fighting in the Buna-Sanananda...

F07085

He is here

A promotional documentary short film on the Australian War Memorial produced on behalf of the Memorial by Crawford Productions. Opens with and on camera introduction by Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring.

F10131

Conference of senior Australian Army officers at Lae

On the morning of the 1st October, 1943, senior Australian Army officers met at HQ 5th Australian Division to discuss the operations then in progress in New Guinea.

F07106

Japanese blasted out of Papua by Allies

Cinesound newsreel using segments from Department of Information films F01847 & F01848 with commentary by Jack Davey. Shows mortars firing, Wirraway aircraft, General Vasey and United States officers, Brigadier Wootten, General Herring, and native carriers decorated by General Vasey.

F00824

Attack on Buna

Buna, December, 1942. Camouflaged gun emplacement. Generals Herring and Berryman and Brigadier Wootten plan the attack. Wounded Australians and Japanese. Telephoto shots of shell bursts photographed from an observation post.

F01810

Generals visit Sanananda and presentation of medals to natives by General Vasey

Generals E.F. Herring, CBE DSO MC ED, G.A. Vasey, CB CBE DSO, and S.G. Savige, CB CBE, DSO MC ED, visit Sanananda. They travelled as far as possible along the Sanananda road by jeep, then on foot along jungle track to inspect positions held by the enemy the previous day. Also shows General Vasey...

F01847

Gona - Buna (Anzac TV series)

Gona - Buna (Anzac TV series)

F10034-06

Port Moresby to Buna-Sanananda

A general coverage of activities of Australian and American forces between Port Moresby-Kokoda-Sanananda. Subjects covered include scenes along Kokoda Trail; supply dropping, re-entry of Kokoda by Australian troops; aerial evacuation of wounded; bridging work; church parade; Christmas dinner at...

F07546

Sound

Frank McLean MM as a corporal, 2/27 Battalion, interviewed by Rob Linn for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-1945

Frank McLean MM as a corporal, 2/27 Battalion, interviewed by Rob Linn for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-1945

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Timeline

Date of birth 1892-09-02 Maryborough, VIC.
Other 1912 Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914 Commissioned into Britain's Royal Field Artillery and served in the Balkans, recieving the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross.
Date of honour or award 1916-02-04 Gazetted French Legion of Honour - 5th Class Chevalier.
Other 1918 Returned to Oxford to finish his law degree. Herring later returned to Melbourne.
Other 1936 Became a King's Counsel.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1939-10-11 Returned to full military service as commander of the 6th Division's artillery, seeing action in North Africa and Greece.
Date returned to Australia 1941 Returned with the rank of major general.
Date of honour or award 1941-07-08 Gazetted Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1941-08-14 - 1942-04-30 Appointed officer commanding 6th Division AIF.
Other units 1942-09 Succeeded lieutenant general Sydney Rowell as commander of New Guinea force.
Other units 1943 Added 1st Australian Corps to his command.
Date of honour or award 1943-05-28 Gazetted Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).
Other 1944-02-02 - 1964-09-01 Appointed Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Date of honour or award 1944-11-23 Gazetted Greece War Cross - First Class and US Distinguished Service Cross.
Other 1945 - 1972 Appointed Lieutenant Governor of Victoria.
Date of honour or award 1949 Knight Commander of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG).
Date of death 1982-01-05 Melbourne, VIC.