Basil Bruce Williamson

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First name: Basil

Middle name: Bruce

Last name: Williamson

Personal information:

Basil Bruce Williamson, a plasterer of Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales enlisted with the A.I.F. aged 20 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He served with the 18th Battalion, B Company and was killed in action at Gallipoli, 22 August 1915. His father, William Wallace Williamson also of the 18th Battalion returned to Australia, 12 April 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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