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
69 Private Albert Daniel SOMERS, a 23 year old Labourer operator from Vine Hill, Beenleigh, Queensland. He enlisted on 18 August 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, A Company which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914. SOMERS subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915, and then again in France, 11 August 1916. During the Great War, SOMERS Returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 9.