Ambrose O'Hare

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First name: Ambrose

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Last name: O'Hare

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Private A. O'Hare served with the 1st Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea Aug. 1914-Feb. 1915. He re-enlisted in A Coy 19th Battalion, 5th Infantry Brigade, April 1915 and sailed on the Ceramic on 25th June for Gallipoli. O'Hare saw action at Gallipoli and in France, was promoted to sergeant and invalided home in Oct. 1918. Enlisted as Private, on NM as Lance Sergeant.

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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