James George Tedder

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First name: James

Middle name: George

Last name: Tedder

Personal information:

James George Tedder, Area Officer of Belmore, N.S.W. served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, NSW Mounted Rifles (Colonel Williams' Column) during the Boer War. He also served in World War I, embarking from Melbourne, Vic. on board HMAT A24 Benalla, 19 Oct. 1914. He was present at the landing of troops at Anzac, 25 Apr. 1915 and after disembarking Engineers and others proceeded to Imbros before returning to Anzac for wounded. He was promoted to Major July 1915 and Lieut. Colonel in Sept. 1915. He embarked for England 27 June 1916, was hospitalised with bronchitis Jan. 1917 and returned to Australia on the D22 Arawa, Sept. 1918

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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