16th October, 1941. Tobruk, Libya.
The unveiling of the Australian War Memorial.
This photograph was taken at the official ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of the tablet on the Australian War Memorial at the Tobruk War Cemetery. The memorial, built entirely by sappers of the Royal Australian Engineers, included a marble tablet inlaid at the base of the memorial.
The inscription reads;
"Here is hallowed ground, for here lie those that died for their country".
Major General Leslie Morshead officiated the official dedication of the war memorial to honour the Australian fallen of the Tobruk campaign. It would be some years before Maj. Gen. Morshead was to return to this site but return he did to honour his Rats of Tobruk.
image 020988 Australian War Memorial.