Leo John Walsh

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First name: Leo

Middle name: John

Last name: Walsh

Personal information:

Leo Walsh, grazier, of Moomin, Rowena, New South Wales, embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT RMS Osterley, 15 Jan. 1916 at the age of 24. He served with 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 14th Reinforcements in Egypt, France and Belgium. He was wounded in action 6 Sept. 1917 and returned to Australia 10 Jan. 1918 on HT Corinthic. He was discharged 9 Apr. 1918 and returned to farming at Rowena, NSW until 1935, then to Queensland

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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