About this objectFramed portrait of Bert in army uniform, with slouch hat. Mountain range background. Framed with a wooden frame. Brass plaque attached to bottom of portraits on the frame with "NX36306
Pte Bertram STAINES
2/8 Battalion AIF WW2".
MakerAnne Marie Ingham
Medium and MaterialsAcrylic on canvas
Subject and Association DescriptionBert Staines’ portrait shows the red and white colour patch, “blood over bandage” as Bert said, of the 2/8th Battalion of the Sixth Division. Bert, like so many from this area, had belonged firstly to the 54th Regiment and went into the permanent forces in January, 1942, after returning home on leave to help with harvest. The Battalion was in Western Australia for two years before training on the Atherton Tableland and going to Aitape, in the Wewak area of New Guinea, returning to Australia in March, 1945.
Dedicated to Bertram Staines
Service: 54 Battalion N198720 23 April 1941 AIF WW2 30 October 1942
Date of Discharge: 12 March 1945
Date of Death: 1 May 2008