John Duncan McRae

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First name: John

Middle name: Duncan

Last name: McRae

Personal information:

John Duncan McRae, draughtsman of Newtown, N.S.W., enlisted in Oct. 1916 at the age of 22. He embarked on the Suevic at the age of 22, Nov. 1916 and served as a private with the 19th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces in France and Belgium, 1917. He was wounded in action in Belgium, 18 Sep. 1917 and died the next day

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The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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