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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.

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Should any further details be sought, see Australian Light Horse Studies Centre

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Mervyn James HERBERT
Mervyn James HERBERT 
 

Captain Mervyn James HERBERT, a 27 year old Area Officer from Caringa, Brighton, South Australia. He enlisted in the AIF on 19 August 1914 and was allotted to the 10th Battalion, D Company which embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914. Subsequently HERBERT was Wounded in Action 26 April 1915. At the conclusion of the Great War, HERBERT Returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.

The Adelaide Chronicle, 8 May 1915, p. 38.

Father:

5751 Sapper Ralph HERBERT, 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918;

Brothers:

216 Driver Clifford HERBERT, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1918;

1352 Pte Henry HERBERT, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.