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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

Finding service information.

Navigating the National Archives Service File

Should any further details be sought, see Australian Light Horse Studies Centre

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Charles ROSENTHAL
Charles ROSENTHAL 
 

Lieutenant-Colonel Rosenthal, 3rd FA Brigade - wounded. Colonel Rosenthal is a prominent Sydney architect, and is also well known in musical circles.

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles ROSENTHAL, a 39 year old architect from 68 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted with the AIF on 25 August 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Headquarters which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914. ROSENTHAL subsequently was Wounded in Action, 5 May 1915, again Wounded in Action, 20 July 1915, again Wounded in Action, 20 December 1916, and then again Wounded in Action, 19 July 1918. After the Great War, ROSENTHAL Returned to Australia, 20 November 1919. ROSENTHAL was awarded the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath - KCB, Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George - CMG, Distinguished Service Order - DSO, Croix de Guerre (France and Belgium), Legion d'Honneur (4th Class Officer, France), and Mentioned in Despatches seven times.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 26.