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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 McNeil Crawford McKENZIE
Robert McNeil Crawford McKENZIE 
 

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Robert McNeil Crawford McKenzie, 9th Battalion. A ships purser prior to enlistment, he enlisted on 18 August 1914 and embarked with the 9th Battalion as a Private. He was returned to Australia in 1915 following injuries sustained at Gallipoli, in conjunction with neurasthenia. In May 1916 he was deemed to be healed and able to return to duty. He reembarked in November 1916 and rejoined his unit. In May 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Menin Road on 21 September 1917, aged 29. His older brother, 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Aubrey McKenzie, also of the 9th Battalion, was killed in action at Pozieres on 21 August 1916, aged 29.

298 Lance Corporal Robert McNeil Crawford McKENZIE, a 26 year old Ships purser from Woodhurst, Millswood, Adelaide, South Australia. He enlisted on 18 August 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, C Company which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914. McKENZIE was listed as being in the first boat to land at Anzac Cove and subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. During the Great War, McKENZIE Died of Wounds, 21 September 1917 at Lijssenthoek, Belgium.