Joseph Michael Bolger

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First name: Joseph

Middle name: Michael

Last name: Bolger

Personal information:

Joseph Michael Bolger, a coachman from Ingleburn, New South Wales, was 28 years old when he enlisted in Aug. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board RMS Mongolia, 8 July 1916 and commenced in the 7th Regiment Australian Light Horse from 19 Aug. 1915 to 15 June 1916 when he was transferred to the Camel Corps. He returned to Australia on the Ulimaroa, arriving home on 19 April 1919

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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