Reginald Thomas Salisbury

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First name: Reginald

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Salisbury

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Reginald Thomas Salisbury was born 19 January 1894, he served in the South Atlantic Squadron and then later in the Pacific Squadron of the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Orama. The Orama was an armed merchant cruiser that participated in both the Battle of Coronel and Falkland Islands. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs in October 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 November 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 October 1917.

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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