George Hodge was a coal miner who lived in Kurri Kurri.
He's pictured here with wife Grace and baby Mona in 1915 shortly before leaving to fight in World War I.
The image was taken by renowned photographer Alexander Galloway. It's one of 465 glass plate negatives found under a house in Weston and almost taken to the tip.
They were covered in mud and water damaged. About 70 of the images were portraits of Diggers.
They ended up in the hands of Kurri Kurri's Coalfields Heritage Group and Towns with Heart, which will display them over four days from Anzac Day.
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Those in the images are known as "The Lost Diggers of Weston".
Bill Holland, who chaired a committee for the display, said the images were under the house for more than 100 years before being found in 2010.
"They were digitised and put on a website. But we thought it'd be nice to know who these fellows were. They made this fantastic contribution," he said.
"We've identified 22 of the Diggers in the photos."
The committee hopes to put names and stories to the other 50 or so unknown soldiers.
"These are young men in their prime, not yet scarred by battle, going off with the illusion that they'd win the war and come home in a few months," Bill said.
As for George Hodge, he enlisted as a believer in "king and country". He attended army training in Liverpool in Sydney when his daughter Mona was three months old.
He was given a fortnight's leave before departing for war.
"George had sent all his money home, so he walked from Liverpool to Kurri to see his family," Bill said.
Once overseas, he narrowly avoided being sent to Gallipoli. He fought at the Battle of Polygon Wood and Bellicourt.
In her later years, Mona remembered waiting with her mother on a rainy day in 1919 when her father returned home from war. She was four at the time.
George returned to work as a coal miner. He and Grace had another four children.
His family tried to nurse him through his mental turmoil, but he ended up in Morisset psychiatric hospital. He died there in 1953 at age 69.
"George suffered from shellshock, a condition which made him lose his mind," the website Discovering Anzacs said.
"If George had been around in modern times, he would have received treatment for his condition which today is known as post traumatic stress disorder."
The display will be held at St Paul's Anglican Church hall in Kurri.
A Million Photos
As well as being a photographer, Alexander Galloway built a picture theatre in Kurri Kurri in 1912 called The Royal.
"He was a visionary. It's believed he took a million photographs in his lifetime," Bill Holland said.
Bill said the theatre seated 5000 people and had a mini golf course inside.
"It's staggering. In 1912, there weren't too many picture theatres around," he said.
"If you go back to the lockout in 1929, the miners held their meetings in Kurri at the theatre."
About 7000 miners were believed to have attended those meetings.
Raise the Flag
About 300 full-sized Australian flags will fly in Kurri Kurri Cemetery on Anzac Day.
"Every returned serviceman's grave will have a flagpole and full-size Australian flag on display from dawn to dusk," Bill Holland said.
"It's part of the Lost Diggers project. We wanted them [other soldiers] to be remembered as well. It'll look spectacular."
An Anzac Tale
Kurri's Col Maybury recalled the time he and wife Marcy were in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
"Marcy decided to go into a little souvenir shop and I stayed outside. Two Australians, identified by accent, came walking by," he said.
One Aussie said to the other: "Do you know what that Turkish guy back there said to me? He said, 'Where are you from?'. I said Sydney. He said, 'Ahh Sydney. My grandfather shot a man from Sydney once'."