William Thomas Alma Hennell

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First name: William

Middle name: Thomas Alma

Last name: Hennell

Personal information:

W. J. A. Hennell of Petersham, Sydney served as a private with the 19th Battalion, B Company, A.I.F. in France 28 Dec. 1916-22 May 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916; 1st Australian General Hospital; He returned to Sydney on 18 Aug. 1919

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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