John Moore

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First name: John

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Last name: Moore

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John (Jack) Moore, a cook, was born in Whangarei, New Zealand and enlisted aged 30 Aug. 1917 in 21st Reinforcements, 18th Battalion. He was wounded in action in France 14 May 1918 and again 26 May 1918 and returned to Australia Feb. 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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