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
Storming the Heights of Gaba Tepe
Colonel Doughty Wylie, who was a member of the staff superintending the landing of the Australians at the Dardanelles, saw from the ship a number of gallant, but fruitless charges from the shore trenches. Numbers of the Australians fell, particularly officers. Colonel Wylie asked permission to help, which was reluctantly granted. Going ashore, he ran to the front of the foremost Australians and shouted to the men to follow. Inspired by the magnetism of his example, the Australians responded with a cheer, and rushed up the fire-swept, slippery incline, and carried position after position until the enemy was driven out. Colonel Wylie was shot dead, but not before he knew that the summit had been won. The Turks no longer harass the landing of troops. The hill on which the colonel was killed has been named Doughty Wylie Hill. War Cable.
Sydney Mail, 2 June 1915, p. 14.
This story is a conflation of two different accounts. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hotham Montagu DOUGHTY-WYLIE VC, CB, CMG (23 July 1868 - 26 April 1915) and another officer (Garth Neville Walford) was at the Helles rather than at Anzac as part of the British landings. There were no Australians present at this event
On 26 April 1915, following the landing at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula, during which the brigadier general and the brigade major had been killed, Lieutenant Colonel DOUGHTY-WYLIE and another officer (Garth Neville Walford) organized and made an attack through and on both sides of the village of Sedd-el-Bahr on the Old Fort at the top of the hill. The enemy's position was very strongly entrenched and defended, but mainly due to the initiative, skill and great gallantry of the two officers the attack was a complete success. Both were killed in the moment of victory. Doughty-Wylie was shot in the face by sniper and died instantly. Doughty-Wylie is buried close to where he was killed. His grave is the solitary British or Commonwealth war grave on the Gallipoli peninsula: The Turkish authorities moved the graves of all other foreign soldiers to the "V Beach" graves except for his. (Wikipedia)
Richard Harold MOPPETT, born 1883 at Brighton, Sussex, England and died in 1967 at St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia. His art work was first recognised by the Sydney Technical College in 1897 as achieving Second Year Honours in Freehand Drawing. (Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, 15 January 1898, p.7.) RH Moppett did not serve with the AIF during the Great War.
6835 Private George Sydney MOPPETT, 13th Battalion, was Killed in Action, 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt, France.
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