My dad middle row second from the left.
Phys Ed NZ Army. Not sure if this was in NZ prior to leaving for Europe or maybe it was in Egypt. Note the footwear. Early Nike?
Much earlier in his army days and definitely in NZ. Wearing that one stripe which is Lance Corporal.
A lance corporal is usually the second in command of a section, and is in control of the gun group in an infantry section.