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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Lest We Forget
Informal portrait of two officers of the 1st Battalion; Major William DAVIDSON (left) and Lieutenant William Sydney DUCHESNE.
Major William DAVIDSON, a 48 year old Soldier from Algernon Street, Oakley, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, Headquarters which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915 and subsequently Died of Wounds, 19 August 1915.
Lieutenant William Sydney DUCHESNE, a 19 year old Gentleman from 55 Smith Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 September 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, G Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action, 25 April 1915.