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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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Samuel William MARSHALL
Samuel William MARSHALL 
 

Private SW Marshall, 3rd Battalion, who was wounded in action at the Dardanelles was on the station staff at Borenore having previously been employed at Molong and Orange. He came to this State about two years ago, and had an exciting experience on his first attempt to reach here. He was one of the crew of the Narrung, which received such a buffeting in a storm in the English Channel that she had to put back to Gravesend for repairs, and the large number of emigrants on board had to be transferred to another steamer. He enlisted as soon as the Commonwealth called for men. He has a brother in France in the English Army Medical Corps.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 11 May 1915, page 8.

345 Private Samuel William MARSHALL, a 22 year old Railway employee from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 August 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion, B Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. He subsequently Returned to Australia 25 August 1917.

Sydney Mail, 19 May 1915, p. 18.