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.

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Edwin Bennett SPARGO
Edwin Bennett SPARGO 

Lieutenant Edwin Bennett SPARGO, a 26 year old Clerk from Slanfygne, Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 August 1914 and was allotted to the 6th Battalion, F Company which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April, 1915. He subsequently was Killed in Action during the August Offensive at Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Sydney Mail, 5 May 1915, p. 12.