Claude Corderoy Benson

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First name: Claude

Middle name: Corderoy

Last name: Benson

Personal information:

Corporal C. C. Benson served with the 13th Battalion A.I.F. He was captured 11 Apr. 1917 on the Hindenburg Line near Riencourt, France. Private on enlistment, Lance Corporal on NR. Embarked from Sydney on HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915

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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