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Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Welcome to the Gallipoli Album, May 1915.

As casualties lists from the Gallipoli Campaign became known in Australia from early May 1915, it became a practice to publish a photograph of individuals. These photographs were supplied by the families of the person on the casualty list. There were few photographs published in relation to the number of casualties listed. To give the extent of the human tragedy that unfolded, the photographs were extracted from the various newspapers and placed in this album. Each photograph is clearly identified to an individual and brief details are given as a short biography.

For a comprehensive listing of photographs in the album, see:

Gallipoli Album, May 1915, Contents

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A Medicine Man from the Sudanese Bush
A Medicine Man from the Sudanese Bush 
 

The Australian soldier who forwards this photograph from Cairo writes:- "In one of our little excursions into the bush we came across a Sudanese medicine man, whom we rounded up, and, despite his evident horror of the camera, photographed. The non-com. on the blackfellow's right is Sergeant Waugh of the New South Wales Transport Column. The trooper on his left is Tom Herford, a well-known Balmain boy."

Sydney Mail, 5 May 1915, p. 19.

Those named were:-

52 Sergeant John Carlton WAUGH, a 20 year old Horse breaker from 63 Mount Street North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, Headquarters which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he remained in Egypt. He subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 March 1919.

70 Private Thomas Elias HERFORD, a 30 year old Shopman from Jersey Road, Parramatta, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, Headquarters which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 9 August 1915. He subsequently Died of wounds, 7 October 1915.