Arthur John Moore

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: John

Last name: Moore

Personal information:

Private on enrol, Lance Corp on NR - Military medal, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius, 10 Nov. 1915. He was a stretcher bearer with the 8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C of the Australian Imperial Forces. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and returned to Australia 7 Feb. 1919 enlisted 6 May 1915.

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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