George Horan

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First name: George

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Last name: Horan

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George Horan, an engineer of Glebe, N.S.W., was born in Bathurst, N.S.W. and enlisted at the age of 22 in Sydney, 28 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served with the First Division Artillery, A.I.F. in Egypt, Gallipoli, Greece, France, Belgium and England. He received the Military Medal for Gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres, 1916 and returned to Australia on the Port Hacking, 3 Dec. 1918. His brother, Richard Joseph Horan and uncle, George Richard Horan were both killed in action in 1915.

Donated to the Library by Mrs P. Goldsmith, 1967.

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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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