John Acheson Burstal

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First name: John

Middle name: Acheson

Last name: Burstal

Personal information:

John Acheson Burstal, bank clerk of Rose Bay, Sydney, NSW enlisted on 26 April 1918 and embarked on SS Feldmarschall, 19 June 1918. He volunteered for camp staff duty in England for the period of demobilisation, and was stationed at Codford

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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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