Hector Brewer

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First name: Hector

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Last name: Brewer

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Hector Brewer of Newtown, Sydney enlisted 24 August 1914 at West Maitland. He joined the H. Company, 2nd Battalion as a private and was later transferred to the 54th Battalion, 14th Brigade. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and in France and Belgium and was promoted corporal in 1916 and lieutenant in 1917. He was discharged from the army Apr. 1919. Private on enlistment, Lieutenant on NR. Departure from Australia, war experiences in Egypt, Greece and Gallipoli

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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