Robert Austen Goldrich

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First name: Robert

Middle name: Austen

Last name: Goldrich

Personal information:

R.A. Goldrick, bank clerk of Little Bay, New South Wales enlisted in Sydney on 13 Aug. 1915 aged 25 years and embarked on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Battalion, B Company, A.I.F. He served in France and Belgium in the Armentiers, Ypres and Steenwerch areas from 22 Nov. 1916-13 Apr. 1919, and was awarded the Military Cross. He was discharged on 25 July 1919. He resumed his work in the Government Savings bank of New South Wales, while remaining on the reserve list of officers, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1959

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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