Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Gallipoli Album, May 1915
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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.

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Astley John Onslow THOMPSON
Astley John Onslow THOMPSON 

Officer Commanding the 4th Battalion of the First Infantry Brigade, who was also killed in action. Colonel Thompson always took a great interest in military matters. With Colonel Onslow he reaised the Camden Squadron of the NSW Mounted Rifles in 1892, and subsequently commanded the regiment, which became known as the 2nd ALH. For some years before the war he had been on the unattached list. Colonel Onslow Thompson was a man of great force of character and a prominent figure in Sydney's commercial and financial circles. He was unmarried.

Major Astley John Onslow THOMPSON, a 49 year old Grazier from Camden Park, Menangle, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 August 1914 and was allotted to the 4th Battalion, 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 26 April 1915.

Sydney Mail, 12 May 1915, p. 8.

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