2-28th Battalion patch
Original Unit Colour Patch of the Australian 2/28th Infantry Battalion, 2nd AIF; this was worn until the 9th Division units switched to T-shaped UCPs
Truce at Tobruk
'Depicts the truce between the Germans and Australians at Tobruk on 04 August 1941 which enable each side to venture out into no man's land and collect their dead and wounded.
The Australian soldier holding the Red Cross flag, with his back to the viewer, is Sergeant Wally J. Tuit from 2/43 Battalion (Dowie's battalion), a timber mill foreman from Alberton, SA. He was identified by the artist on a visit to the Memorial in December 1999. Dowie painted this and sketched two pencil drawings while an assistant to the sculptor Lyndon Dadswell in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial in Melbourne in 1943.'
[Picture: Courtesy of Australian War Memorial.] Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Knightsbridge War Cemetery
'Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Tobruk, AL Butnan, Libya.'
[Picture: Courtesy of Julie Riddiough.]