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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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Alfred Harper WHALAN
Alfred Harper WHALAN 
 

255 Private Alfred Harper WHALAN, a 29 year old Labourer from Murgon, Queensland. He enlisted with the AIF on 2 September 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, F Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. WHALAN subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. During the Great War, WHALAN was Killed in Action, 3 September 1916.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 9.

Brothers:

1336 Private Glyndwr Montagu WHALAN, 18th Battalion, Killed in Action, 22 August 1915;

477 Corporal Richard Percy Whalan, 1st Machine Gun Battalion, Killed in Action, 18 September 1918; and,

351 Gunner Royal William WHALAN, 2nd Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery, Returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.