William Pearson

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First name: William

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Last name: Pearson

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Private W. Pearson, a clerk of Leichhardt, NSW embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla, 1 May 1916 and served as a stretcher bearer in the 9th Field Ambulance, 3rd Australian Division, 9th Brigade, A.I.F. Private on enlist, Lance Corporal on NR

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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