Leslie Harold Barry

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Barry

Personal information:

Sapper Leslie Harold Barry, a lands salesman of Dubbo, N.S.W., enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 19, 15 Sept. 1915. He served with the 1st Field Company Engineers and was fighting in France at the time of his capture by German troops, November 1916

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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