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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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Robert Keese LAMBERT - Mother's letter, 18 November 1915
Robert Keese LAMBERT - Mother's letter, 18 November 1915 
 

Kurri Kurri
Nov 18 1915

Sec Defence Deptart

Sir

In reply to your of the 17th October your. We are advised that my Son No 993 Private RK Lambert had been returned to duty. After being reported as fit by the Medical Authorities. Therefore it can be assumed he is quite well enough to perform his duties and you inform me that my son was in Egypt. But I have just got word from a friend that was with my son from England that they did not go the Egypt but to Malta and they had to put my son 993 RK Lambert in Hospital for the wound on his shoulder as broken out again and he cannot carry full pack for long and what I hear he is not fit to do it. I have not received any letters from him since long before he left England I do not know if his arm is affected or not that he cannot write to me. Will you find out if my son is still in hospital (Malta) + oblige.

CA Lambert
Kurri Kurri

993 Private Robert Keese LAMBERT, a 20 year old Miner from Coronation Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales. He enlisted with the AIF on 19 August 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion E Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. GOSS subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. During the Great War, GOSS was Killed in Action, 4 October 1917, at Passchendaele, Belgium.