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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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George Sydney COOK
George Sydney COOK 
 

Portrait of Major George Sydney Cooke, 61st Battalion, at a camp in southern England.

George Sydney COOK, a 28 year old Civil servant (and son of the Prime Minister Joseph Cook) from "Koro Vo", Baulkham Hills, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 August 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Battalion, H Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914. COOK subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915 and then Wounded in Action, 8 August 1915. After the Great War, COOK Returned to Australia 6 October 1919. COOK was awarded the DSO and Mention in Despatches twice.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 18.

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George Sydney COOK.