All my character draw inspiration from a wide range of sources, so it's hard to find an exact picture for any of them, but Australian Rules footballer Adam Selwood is a very strong physical match for the Stonehaven Tigers' star forward Len Cutler.
"He got dressed again, and in minutes was back out the flap of the tent and into the drizzle that dripped from the sky, the trees, the edges of the canvas; a constant pitter patter on his cheek, turning the earth beneath his boots to mud that hung onto his feet with every step, letting them go with a squelch, slipping beneath him and sliding him sideways. Beside the nearest row of tents, a group of sullen looking blokes in shirtsleeves and braces and hats crouched beside a fire that spat..."
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The first men were wheeling out of the station in lines of four, marching like a well-oiled machine to the rat-a-tat-tat of a kettle drum. Row upon row, turning smartly into the street, off toward the river in the east. Here and there, a feeble wave of a Union Jack greeted their passing, but by and large the crowd had gone eerily silent. Someone shouted a coo-ee and a bugle blared out, but after that, not much else. Just the swish and stamp of a thousand feet, and somewhere amidst them…
"He woke before the morning broke, shivering with cold in his swag, and reached to pull the blanket up. In the darkness outside, a magpie warbled, just like home. If he closed his eyes, if he ignored the hardness of the ground under his back and the aching cold of the air, he could pretend he was back there, before everything had changed. He stared up into the lightening dark. There was a sense of dampness in the air, a rain that settled on his skin, cool as tears."
Western Australia. AIF trainee soldiers erecting tents at Blackboy Hill Camp.
Tents being erected at the Blackboy Hill enlistment camp in the Perth hills, Western Australia, ready for the influx of men signing up for war in 1914