Henry Douglas Nicholls

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Douglas

Last name: Nicholls

Personal information:

Henry (Harry) Douglas Vincent Nicholls, a tailor's cutter of Ashfield, Sydney, with his brother Ellis enrolled for the Army Medical Corps on 24 Aug. 1915. He enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 25 years, 13 Sept. 1915, embarked from Australia on HMT Gloucester Castle, 22 Dec. 1915 and worked in military hospitals in England and France. He returned to Australia as part of the nursing staff on hospital ship Beltana, 2 June 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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