James William Dains

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First name: James

Middle name: William

Last name: Dains

Personal information:

Rev. James Dains was a Methodist chaplain attached to the 35th Battalion of the 9th Brigade A.I.F. Nov. 1914 - June 1917, then in 3rd Battalion of the 1st Brigade A.I.F.

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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