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:
Finding service information.
Should any further details be sought, see Australian Light Horse Studies Centre
Lest We Forget
Brigade-Major of the first Infantry Brigade, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles. Prior to the war he was general staff officer at Victoria Barracks, having been brought out here in July 1913. He originally belonged to the Royal Engineers, and saw some fighting on the north western frontier of India. He was a very capable officer, and popular with all ranks. He leaves a wife and two children, who some time ago returned to England, where Major Irvine's father, a retired Indian colonel resides.
Major Francis Duncan IRVINE, a 39 year old Soldier from c/o Bank of Australasia, Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Brigade Headquarters and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action 27 April 1915.
Sydney Mail, 12 May 1915, p. 9.
See Major Francis Duncan Irvine.
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