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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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(l) Herbert Edwin Williams and (r) Albert George McGuire
(l) Herbert Edwin Williams and (r) Albert George McGuire 
 

Outdoor portrait of Lieutenant Herbert Edwin Williams of Stanmore, NSW, (left) and Captain Albert George McGuire, both of the 1st Battalion. A draftsman prior to enlistment, Lieutenant Williams enlisted on 14 September and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, aged 21 and has no known grave. Captain McGuire, of Willoughby NSW, had 5 years experience in the Citizens' Military Forces (CMF) prior to enlistment on 28 August 1914. He embarked with Lieutenant Williams aboard HMAT Afric in October of 1917 and was wounded in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Captain McGuire was evacuated to the Bombay Presidency Hospital in Alexandria where he died of his wounds on 7 May 1915, aged 23.

Lieutenant Herbert Edwin WILLIAMS, a 21 year old Draughtsman from 42 Percival Road, Stanmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 September 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, C Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action, 25 April 1915.

Sydney Mail, 12 May 1915, p. 12.

See:

Herbert Edwin WILLIAMS 1.

Herbert Edwin WILLIAMS 2.

Major Albert George McGUIRE, a 23 year old Bank clerk from "Medeola", Sydney, Penshurst Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, D Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. McGUIRE was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915 and subsequently Died of Wounds, 7 May 1915.

See:

Albert George McGUIRE.