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

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Charles Melville MACNAGHTEN
Charles Melville MACNAGHTEN 

Major Charles Melville MACNAGHTEN, a 34 year old Solicitor from c/o Sir M Macnaghten, 33 Warwick Square, London, England. He enlisted on 15 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, Headquarters which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. He subsequently was Wounded in Action 1 May 1915. At the conclusion of the Great War he Discharged in London, 24 May 1919.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.

Major Charles Melville MACNAGHTEN, was sent back to Australia in 1916, with a nervous breakdown and declared medically unfit for further service. He subsequently enlisted as 7101 Private Ciam MacMilville, 9th Infantry Battalion, 23rd Reinforcements and rose through the ranks to Second Lieutenant with a wounding in action along the way. He was subsequently forced to declare his real name - possibly because his wife was in London searching for him.

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