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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David McFie McCONAGHY 

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel David McFie McConaghy CMG DSO who was born on 5 April 1887 at Cootamundra, NSW, and later moved to Sydney where he became an accountant before enlisting for service in the AIF with the rank of Captain. As a member of the 3rd Battalion, he took part in the landing at Gallipoli and later in the Lone Pine operations. On return to Egypt, McConaghy was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed Commanding Officer of the 55th Battalion which he led in France at the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. He subsequently commended 54th Battalion in 1917-1918 and 14th Brigade (temporarily) in 1916-1917 and 1918. He died of wounds on 9 April 1918. He is buried in France at 185 Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery and recorded on Memorial Panel 159.