Sidney Wilshire

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First name: Sidney

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Last name: Wilshire

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Sydney Harold Osborne Wilshire (Doley) a bank clerk of Deniliquin, New South Wales enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 24, 26 Feb. 1915, embarked on HMAT Ulysses 8 May 1915 and served with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt and France. He was killed in action at Ypres, 31 July 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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