As casualties lists from the Gallipoli Campaign became known in Australia during June 1915. 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
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hotham Montagu DOUGHTY-WYLIE VC, CB, CMG (23 July 1868 - 26 April 1915) was a 1889 graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His military career included the Chitral Expedition (1895), 1898 Occupation of Crete, the Mahdist War (1898–99), the Second Boer War, the Boxer Rebellion (1900) and Somaliland (1903–04) where he commanded a unit of the Somaliland Camel Corps.
Colonel Doughty-Wylie was the British consul in Mersina, Turkey, during the Turkish revolution of 1909.
Doughty-Wylie, a married man, had an unconsummated affair with Gertrude Bell with whom he exchanged love letters from 1913-1915 until his death.
Doughty-Wylie was 46 years old, and a lieutenant colonel in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army when, "owing to his great knowledge of things Turkish" according to Bell-Davies, he was attached to General Sir Ian Hamilton's headquarters staff of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli. It was here that he was Killed in Action on 26 April 1915.
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