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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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John Arnold Cuthbert QUILTER
John Arnold Cuthbert QUILTER 
 

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arnold Cuthbert QUILTER who was killed at the front. He was for some time in Australia as the ADC to Lord Denman.

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arnold Cuthbert QUILTER, a 40 year old old Soldier from Bawdsey Manor, Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was a serving soldier in the Grenadier Guards and was allotted as Commanding Officer, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division which embarked from Avonmouth, United Kingdom, on board HMT Grantully Castle on 28 February 1915. During the attack at Krithia QUILTER subsequently was Killed in Action, 6 May 1915 while carrying an ‘oversized walking stick’ as he lead his men in the attack on Krithia. The following verse was written to his memory:

All honour to Colonel Quilter,
The Battalion mourns his loss.
The only things we could give him
Were a grave and a wooden cross.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 28.