Vasco Urbano Loureiro

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First name: Vasco

Middle name: Urbano

Last name: Loureiro

Personal information:

Vasco Urbano Loureiro, artist and caricaturist, changed his name to Louis Vasco before WWI. In 1916, he enlisted under the name Louis Vasco and trained at Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers. He embarked from Sydney, NSW, on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916 and served with the 11th Field Company Engineers in France. Wounded in May 1918, Louis Vasco died of meningitis on 3 August 1918 at Napsbury Hospital in England. He was buried in Soldier's Corner, Hatfield Cemetery, St. Albans as L V Loureiro Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers. He embarked from Sydney, NSW, on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 Novmber 1916 and served with the 11th Field Company Engineers in France.

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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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