Norman Sherwin

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First name: Norman

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Last name: Sherwin

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Norman Douglas Sherwin, a labourer from Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 20 on 14 Sept. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A29 Suevic, 21 Dec. 1914. He served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, was wounded during the attack on Amman on 28 March 1918 and reported missing. He died of wounds the next day while a prisoner of the Turks.

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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