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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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William Livingstone Hatchwell BURGESS
William Livingstone Hatchwell BURGESS 
 

Major William Livingstone Hatchwell BURGESS, a 34 year old Soldier from Head Quarters CMF, Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania. He enlisted on 18 August 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 9th Battery which embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914. BURGESS subsequently was Wounded in Action, 8 May 1915, and then again was Wounded in Action, 5 April 1918. After the Great War, BURGESS Returned to Australia, 8 July 1919. BURGESS was awarded the DSO, Legion D'Honneur: Croix D'Officer, The American Distinguished Service Medal, CB, CMG and Mentioned in Despatches four times.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 18.