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Eric Dark

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First name: Eric

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Last name: Dark

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Eric Dark served in World War I medical corps, joining the Ninth Field Ambulance in 1915. He met his first wife Kathleen was a nurse. They married in 1918, however she died in 1920 following the birth of their child John Oliver Dark.

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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