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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

Lest We Forget

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'Crossing the Line'
'Crossing the Line' 
 

Father Neptune and his party seen in costume during a 'Crossing the Line' ceremony aboard HMAT A5 Omrah, to mark the crossing of the Equator. Left to right: Captain John Mitchell DOUGALL, Lieutenant Kerr, Captain John Alexander MILNE, Captain John Leaper FISHER, and Lieutenant Walter Byron James PATTISON.

Lieutenant John Mitchell DOUGALL, a 34 year old Clerk from The Hedges, Martin Street, Bowen Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 21 August 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, G Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was evacuated with illness, 12 June 1915. He subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 December 1917.

Lieutenant Kerr - unidentified

Captain John Alexander MILNE, a 42 year old Engineer from Burnet Street, Bundaberg, Queensland. He enlisted on 21 August 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, E Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. He subsequently was Killed in Action, 12 April 1918.

Captain John Leaper FISHER, a 32 year old Station manager from Willerby Hall, Hull, England. He enlisted on 12 September 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, G Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April, 1915. He subsequently was Discharged in London, 9 February 1920.

Lieutenant Walter Byron James PATTISON, a 26 year old Law clerk from Alma Street, Rockhampton, Queensland. He enlisted on 29 August 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, G Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he Died of Wounds, 10 May 1915.