Augustine Emerson Tennent

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First name: Augustine

Middle name: Emerson

Last name: Tennent

Personal information:

Private Augustine Emerson Tennent, a New Zealander, enlisted in the A.I.F. at Bendigo, Victoria on 30 Sept. 1916. He trained at Lark Hill, England and was sent to France and Belgium on 13 May 1917. Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916. he was in 5th Battalion, 22nd Reinf. After the Armistice he was employed at the Australian General Base Depot at Le Havre, France until he was demobilised on 1 Oct. 1919.

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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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