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Digital Photograph - Three Men in Uniforms in Front of House during World War II, Moonee Ponds, 1941 Image Reg. No: MM 110193

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing the men of the Wylie family celebrating their connection to service, at home in Moonee Ponds, 1941. The father, Alex Wylie, centre, fought in World War I and is dressed in his old uniform in solidarity with his son Ron Wylie, on the right in Navy regalia, who is about to leave for World War II, and his son-in-law on the left, John Hawksworth, who was going in to the Army.
Description:
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Young man in World War II Army uniform at left and young man in a Navy uniform at right, with an older man in World War I uniform in the middle, standing in front garden of a house. Front of house can be seen in the background. The two younger men are both holding cigarettes.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Loris O'Brien, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Loris O'Brien
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: australian army, cigarettes, front yards, naval forces, servicemen, smoking, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War II in Photographs, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: enlistment
People Depicted: Hawksworth, John; Wylie, Alex; Wylie, Ron
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 1941
Photographer: Unknown
References: Significance text edited from Melbourne Story object labels.

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