Jabez Leonard Lawry Waterhouse

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First name: Jabez

Middle name: Leonard Lawry

Last name: Waterhouse

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Jabez Leonard Lawry Waterhouse (Leo), a farm labourer of Dungog, New South Wales, enlisted aged 22, 21 June 1915 and served in Egypt and France with the 12th Reinforcements, 1st Field Ambulance and later with the Australian Flying Corps. He was hospitalised in England with appendicitis, Dec. 1916, joined the Australian Flying Corps July 1917 and graduated as Flying Officer Nov. 1918. He was promoted lieutenant Feb. 1919 and returned to Australia on SS Kaiser-i-Hind, May 1919. See Ollie Oakley

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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