Eric Keast Burke

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First name: Eric

Middle name: Keast

Last name: Burke

Personal information:

Mesopotamia' mainly concerning Burke's war service with the 1st Australian Wireless Squadron, including typed transcripts of his diary entries and letters to his parents, 20 Dec. 1917-20 Nov. 1918, and membership of the Australian and New Zealand Mesopotamian Units Association.

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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