Reynold Cleve Potter

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First name: Reynold

Middle name: Cleve

Last name: Potter

Personal information:
Reynold Cleve Potter, a carpenter of Haberfield, Sydney enlisted at Victoria Barracks on 15 July 1916 at the age of 28 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A19 Afric, 3 Nov. 1916. He was an instructor in Lewis gun drill, serving with the 21st Battalion in France and Belgium. He was wounded in action in France 21 Apr. 1918, transferred to the 24th Battalion Oct. 1918 and returned to Australia on HT Argyllshire, 22 Sept. 1919
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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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