Joseph Henry Hogan

View in Catalogue Record

First name: Joseph

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Hogan

Personal information:

Joseph Henry Hogan, bootmaker of Cobar, New South Wales, was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted at Casula aged 21 years, 23 Nov. 1915 and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor, 9 April 1916. He served with the 20th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement in France, where he received the Military Medal for bravery under fire at Lagnicourt, 15 Apr. 1917. He was wounded in action, 7 Apr. 1918 and 3 Oct. 1918 and invalided to England. He returned to Australia on HT Mamari, 21 Dec. 1918

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.
Ph: +61 2 9273 1414
Fax: +61 2 9273 1255

State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street,
Sydney NSW 2000,

Media Enquiries