Stanley George Savige

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First name: Stanley

Middle name: George

Last name: Savige

Personal information:

Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides. Diary covers training and working with various groups in Turkey Assyria, duty with Dunsterforce, other descriptions of his role as commanding officer with 'colonials'. In 24th Battalion, C company. Enlisted as Corporal, Captain on NR. Mentioned in despatches, Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order

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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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