James Pascoe Caddy

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First name: James

Middle name: Pascoe

Last name: Caddy

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James Caddy, mining engineer of Beecroft, NSW served for 2 years in the St George's Rifles, Citizen Military Forces before embarking from Sydney on board HMAT A54 Runic, 9 Aug. 1915. Caddy served with the 17th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement in Gallipoli Oct.-Dec. 1915 and transferred to 15th Field Company Engineers Nov. 1915. He served in France June 1916-Dec. 1918, and was promoted to Captain 6 May 1917 and Major 9 Dec. 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry under fire at Bellicourt during the storming of the Hindenburg Line 29 Sept. 1918. He returned to Australia 10 July 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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