122_245 - RAAF Services team at Ballarat 1944

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/245

Team: RAAF Services team
Location: Eastern Oval (Ballarat)
Date: 1944

People: No players recognised

Original Comment

Fairly obviously an RAAF Services team. Circa 1943-45. Almost certainly Ballarat’s Eastern Oval with the red brick fence on the boundary and the ornate wrought iron lacework of the grandstand.

No players recognised.

Four uniformed officers included in the group. RAAF personnel, and the odd Army slouch hat, in the crowd. According to the State Library’s introduction to Boyles on the SLV website, Boyles made regular visits to Ballarat during the war.

Plain dark jumper worn. Black shorts. Socks not uniform. Eighteen players but two of them have a different light-coloured jumper. Substantial number of spectators.

Possibly the RAAF team from a 1944 match v a combined Ballarat Team.
See 122_207 - Combined Ballarat Team 1944


See 122_207 - Combined Ballarat Team 1944

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One Jumper has an RAAF Logo on it - the odd one out in white in the back row

Uniformed man on far left with medical kit is probably a Chaplin, note the cross on his collar

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