From the Collection of Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum 37 - 39 Pall Mall Bendigo Victoria
- Tan wooden frame with gold trim, glass front & cream paper backing. Sketch of Marble Arch, Bet Cyaknisia, Libia, with 2 figures walking in front. On white background mounted with cream border.
- W 35 x H 43 x D 1.5 cms
- A short version of handwritten letter on back -
To the right of this arch was a mine field. On 18.12.1942 at approximately 11.00 am Alex Archer and a lot of others were in the mine field when one went off killing & wounding several. Alex and two others walked away without a scratch. A mate of Alex, Brian Gates, No 14827 R.A.A.F. aged 22 years was killed. He died in Alex's arms.
Alexander William ARCHER No 40637 3 Sqd RAAF. Refer Cat No 2597 for his service details.
- John Richard (Maker)
- On back of frame: Handwritten description of mine field incident.
- 9 Feb 2020 at 8:25PM