Evacuation from Tobruk, 1941

Newer Older

ID Number: 021160
Maker: Fisher, Thomas
Place made: North Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Alexandria

Members of the 2/48th Battalion, 9th Australian Division, with a pet dog, after evacuation from Tobruk on the ship Kingston.
Identified left to right: (believed to be) SX8281 Private Jack Colin Curtis of Southwark, SA; SX7613 Private Jack Eunson Champion of Echunga, SA; SX6305 Corporal Roy Clifford Darley of Narridy, SA. Private Curtis later died of wounds in Egypt on 23 September 1942.

Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions.

This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au

Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/item/021160

Fiona Bell Currie, J. Skorobogatov, and 84 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. SandyEm 59 months ago | reply

    RIP Private Curtis :-(

  2. Colin_Bates 54 months ago | reply

    What a great and proud generation of Aussie men!

  3. Tetley T 54 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian portrait, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. FabLAB Atelier 48 months ago | reply

    I´m glad he brought the pupyy!

  5. Hesham Ben-yeader 44 months ago | reply

    Hello can you speak with one of the relatives of those who in the picture I'm from the city
    Tobruk and I want to know

    For correspondence Email: Batista_pamb@ yahoo. Com

  6. Australian War Memorial collection 44 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the comment. We do not ordinarily have any contact with the subjects of our photographs (or their relatives) unless they make contact with us. This is a great image and the dog looks pretty pleased as well!

  7. @uroraboreal 44 months ago | reply

    never leave our best friends...

  8. simonedarley 40 months ago | reply

    I am the grandaughter of Roy Darley we are so lucky to have this photograph of him he passed away Dec 2009 aged 91 my hero. We found the photo in a magazine published about Tobruk they had no idea who the soldiers were thanks to my Gandfather he was able to put names to the faces and now the Australian War Memorial has it listed on their site.

  9. b0b42 37 months ago | reply

    a story for once with some closure, thank you simone; how those guys managed to smile during all that is a high point of human spirit - so glad some have been identified for memory's sake. God rest them all that enabled us to be here

  10. vagabu (José Luis) 29 months ago | reply

    ¡ Wonderful image ! Excellent your work. Congratulations and a greeting.

    Mi Web. www.telefonica.net/web2/jlbarreu/

  11. RUMTIME 3 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts