Charles James Britton

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First name: Charles

Middle name: James

Last name: Britton

Personal information:

ACMS: Signaller C. J. Britton of Crow's Nest, Sydney, served with the 9th Brigade, A.I.F. in France and Belgium. He returned to Australia 12 June 1919. AIF: Private 35th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement; Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917; Nominal Roll: 33rd Battalion

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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