Geoffrey Vaughan Rose

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First name: Geoffrey

Middle name: Vaughan

Last name: Rose

Personal information:

Geoffrey Vaughan Rose, clerk of Petersham, New South Wales enlisted 24 Aug. 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT SS Port Napier 17 Nov. 1916. He was a signaller with the 30th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement in France and Belgium, and returned to Australia 5 July 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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