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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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Colonel James Gordon LEGGE, C.M.Q..
Colonel James Gordon LEGGE, C.M.Q.. 
 

"Colonel James Gordon LEGGE, C.M.Q., who is now on his way to the Dardanelles to replace the late General BRIDGES as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Imperial Forces. Colonel Legge has had a distinguished career. He was placed on the permanent military staff of New South Wales as a captain in 1894, and in 1902 was appointed to the administrative and instruction staff as brevet-major, reaching substantive rank two years later. He was made lieutenant-colonel in 1909, and full colonel in May, 1914, when, after serving in England as the Australian Representative on the Imperial General Staff, he returned to take up the position of Chief of the General Staff of the Commonwealth Forces. Colonel Legge served throughout the South African War."

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 5.

Colonel James Gordon LEGGE, a 51 year old Soldier from 'Chiselhurst', 9 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 May 1915 and was allotted to the 1st Australian Division, Headquarters and embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 20 May 1915. He subsequently Returned to Australia, 16 February 1917.