George Henry Peden

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First name: George

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Peden

Personal information:

George Henry Peden letter diary, 26 March 1916-31 March 1917. Letter diary describes events while serving with the 17th and 19th Battalions in Egypt and France, including being wounded and convalescence at Wandsworth No. 3 General Hospital, a visit to the Grand Fleet as a guest of the Admiralty and convalescence in the south of France after being wounded a second time. Includes descriptions of the conditions in the trenches

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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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