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:
Finding service information.
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Lest We Forget
Lieutenant David McFie McCONAGHY, a 27 year old Accountant from Cootamundra, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 September 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion, A Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. Subsequently McCONAGHY was Wounded in Action 7 May 1915 and again on 6 August 1915 and finally Died of Wounds, 9 April 1918. McCONAGHY was Mentioned in Despatches, awarded the DSO and CMG.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.
The photograph is of Captain David McFie McCONAGHY in the uniform of an officer with "A" Company (Paddington, Mascot, and Botany), 24th Infantry (East Sydney Regiment) prior to the Great War, served in this Battalion as Lieutenant and Captain.