Rupert Charles Nixon

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First name: Rupert

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Nixon

Personal information:

Private Rupert Charles Clive Wallace Nixon, a sailor, was born in Balmain, New South Wales and aged 21 when he enlisted, 29 Sept. 1914. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses, 22 Dec. 1914 and served as a signaller in the 13th Battalion, 28 Nov. 1914-28 May 1919. He was wounded in Gallipoli, 3 May 1915, invalided to Australia on the Suevic, 8 Oct. 1915 and again embarked from Sydney on the Port Nicholson, 8 Nov. 1916. He was wounded in France, 6 Apr. 1918 and 8 Aug. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Mahia, 4 June 1919

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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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