Edwin John Martin

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First name: Edwin

Middle name: John

Last name: Martin

Personal information:

Private E. J. Martin of McMahons Point, Sydney was a journalist who enlisted at Goulburn, N.S.W. on 16 May 1916, aged 44. He served in the 20th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, A.I.F. (56th Battalion, 7th Reinf on AIF)

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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