Ralph Ingram Moore

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First name: Ralph

Middle name: Ingram

Last name: Moore

Personal information:

Captain R. I. Moore, M.C., D.C.M., enlisted as a private in 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, A.I.F. in 1914, left Australia 20 Oct. 1914 on the troopship Euripides, saw action at Gallipoli where he won the Military Cross, and in France, 1917. Eric Moore, his brother, was a wireless operator on S. S. Euripides and served on other ships, later transferring to the Naval Air Service. He was killed in action in Belgium 7 October 1917. As well as the Military Cross, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

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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