Sydney Thomas Thompson

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First name: Sydney

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Thompson

Personal information:

Sydney Thomas Thompson, farmer of Bibbenluke, New South Wales, was born in Cooma, Monaro and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 26 years. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A58 Kabinga, 12 Sept. 1916 and served with the 12th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement in Egypt. He transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment 24 Feb. 1917, was hospitalised with malaria in Abbassia, Nov. 1918 and was invalided to Australia on HT Lancashire, 19 Feb. 1919

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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