Terence Ward Garling
Terence Ward Garling

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First name: Terence

Middle name: Ward

Last name: Garling

Personal information:

Terence Ward Garling of Longueville, New South Wales applied for a commission in the A.I.F. at the age of 20, September 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served as a gunner with the Australian Field Artillery, Divisional Ammunition Column Section 1 in Gallipoli, Egypt and France and was promoted to Captain, March 1916 and Major, May 1917. He was wounded in action (gassed), 26 September 1917 and was killed while in action with the 37th Battery in Dernancourt, France on the Somme River, 5 April 1918, aged 24.

This collection was donated to the Library in 1978.

Terence Ward Garling's Diaries

Terence Ward Garling's Stories

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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