Henry Weston Pryce

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Weston

Last name: Pryce

Personal information:

Henry Weston Pryce, a business organiser of Waverley, New South Wales enlisted 31 May 1916, aged 25 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln, 20 Oct. 1916. He served with the 6th Reinforcements 9th Machine Gun Company in France, where he was wounded in action, 1 Oct. 1917. He returned to Australia 25 Nov. 1917. He began contributing to the Sun newspaper under the pseudonym Gunner 397, and was invited to join the staff. He wrote a column as Peter Persnurkus from 1922 and was feature editor.

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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