Walter Harold Elkington

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Elkington

Personal information:
Walter Harold Elkington, a grocer of Summer Hill, Sydney enlisted aged 23, on 22 Sept. 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916 and served with the 20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Villers Bretonneux where he was severely wounded, 8th August 1918
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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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