James Kingsley Gorrell

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First name: James

Middle name: Kingsley

Last name: Gorrell

Personal information:

Private James Kingsley Gorrell, bank clerk of Unanderra, New South Wales enlisted 18 July 1915 aged 23 years and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A53 Itria, 18 April 1916. He served with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine and returned to Australia 1 Nov. 1919 on board HT Nestor

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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