Alec Broughton Doyle

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First name: Alec

Middle name: Broughton

Last name: Doyle

Personal information:

Alec Broughton Doyle was born at Scone, N.S.W. in 1888. He entered the Royal Australian Navy in 1912 and was Engineer Oficer on the H.M.A.S. Parramatta, 1914. He was Engineer Manager at Garden Island dockyard 1933-1942, Director of Engineering (Naval), 1942-1943 and 3rd Naval Member of the Australasian Naval Board and Chief of Construction, 1943-1948

An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"
'An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"'

Taken by official war photographer Frank Hurley, this image and its title are equally captivating  because it's such an ordinary photo of a young man looking after his animals in such  extraordinary circumstances. I can just imagine him saying something like 'Must be almost time to feed the donks' - an unremarkable job if he was at home, perhaps he was a farmer. Something else again at War in the Middle East. See pic.
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