Leslie Kemnitz Stuart

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Kemnitz

Last name: Stuart

Personal information:

Private Leslie Kemnitz Stuart, bank clerk of Goulburn, NSW, enlisted in the 19th Battalion, A.I.F. at the age of 20 in Liverpool, Sydney, 23 Mar. 1915. He embarked on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served with the 5th Australian Machine Gun Company in Gallipoli and France. He was wounded in France on 5 Aug. 1916 and returned to Australia on SS Homeward, 31 July 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.

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