Leslie Duncan Richardson

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Duncan

Last name: Richardson

Personal information:

L. D. Richardson was a signaller with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. He enlisted 17 June 1915 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney and embarked on S.S. Pera on 13 October 1915, arriving in Suez on 13 Nov. 1915. He was taken prisoner by the Turks in Aug. 1916, later sent to England for furlough and returned to Sydney on the S.S. Ascanius on 4 Apr. 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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