Sydney B Young

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First name: Sydney

Middle name: B

Last name: Young

Personal information:

Private S. B. Young, bricklayer by trade of Queanbeyan, N.S.W. was 21 years of age when he enlisted in the 12th Reinforcement, 4th Battalion A.I.F. 9th August 1915. embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana

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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