Francis Henry Smith

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First name: Francis

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Smith

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Francis Henry Smith, telegraphist of Woodlands, Marburg, Queensland embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A30 Borda, 15 Dec. 1914 and served in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, A.I.F. in Egypt and the Dardanelles, 1914-1918. He returned to Queensland in Nov. 1918 and was discharged 26 Feb. 1919

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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