Arthur Horace Gray

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Horace

Last name: Gray

Personal information:

Regimental Sergeant Major Horace Arthur Leslie Gray, a clerk of Leichhardt, Sydney enlisted for the Boer War in May 1903, aged 18. He listed his occupation as Rotary Machinist (printing) when he re-enlisted in the 19th Battalion, Feb. 1915. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres. He was killed by a sniper at Fleurs while he was talking to General Holmes, pointing out the position of the snipers, 10 Nov. 1916

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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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