William Innes Ker

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First name: William

Middle name: Innes

Last name: Ker

Personal information:

William Innes Ker, an electric motor driver of Broken Hill enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 24, 30 Oct. 1916 and embarked on the Berrima, 16 Dec. 1916. He served in France with the 50th Battalion, returned to Australia on H.T. Argyllshire and was discharged because of defective eyesight, May 1918.

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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