James MacDonald

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James Stuart MacDonald, 1878-1952, artist and gallery director of Melbourne, Victoria, enlisted aged 36, 9 Sept. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria with the 5th Battalion, on board Transport A3 Orvieto, 21 Oct. 1914. He was wounded at Gallipoli, 26 Apr. 1915 and in 1916 worked in Records, in the Army Pay Corps in England before being sent to France 14 June 1918 as a war artist. He returned to Australia on S.S. Makura, 21 Dec. 1918

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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