Alfred Henry Edwards

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First name: Alfred

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Edwards

Personal information:

Private Francis Joseph Brewer has taken down in shorthand the statement of Corporal Alfred Henry Edwards concerning the Battle of Mont St. Quentin. Corporal Edwards, born in Wales, was 19 years old when he enlisted on 1 November 1915 and embarked for overseas on 20 January 1916. He joined the 17th Battalion A.I.F. from Reinforcements on 15 June 1916. He arrived in France on 30 March 1917 where he spent most of the war and was wounded in action on 31 August 1918

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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