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
Captain Douglas Stephen FREEMAN, a 38 year old Mining manager from Bundaberg, Queensland. He enlisted on 29 September 1914 and was allotted to the 15th Battalion, C Company which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914. Subsequently FREEMAN was Killed in Action, 3 May 1915.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.
The photograph is of Captain Douglas Stephen FREEMAN in the uniform of an 4th Australian Infantry Regiment officer and prior to the Great War, was a Lieutenant in this Regiment. In addition FREEMAN was a Second Lieutenant with the 4th Squadron, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment from 6 September 1909 until transferring to the 4th Australian Infantry Regiment.