Walter Vicery Wright

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Vicery

Last name: Wright

Personal information:

Private Walter Vicery Wright, an overseer from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, served as a signaller with the 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. He embarked from Sydney at the age of 20 on board HMAT Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery in the field in Nov. 1916 and was wounded Feb. 1917. He returned to Australia on board HT Corinthic, 10 Jan. 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit, 17 Apr. 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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