Charles Sherwin

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Last name: Sherwin

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Charles Ronald Sherwin, a fitter of Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, was 27 when he enlisted on 26 Sept. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A29 Suevic, 21 Dec. 1914 and served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli and in Egypt.

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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