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
1118 Private George William COLUMBUS, a 21 year old Labourer from King Street, Wynnum, Queensland. He enlisted in the AIF on 5 October 1914 and was allotted to the 9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914. COLUMBUS was absorbed into 9th Battalion, ? Company and subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. During the Great War, COLUMBUS Returned to Australia, 20 January 1916.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 29.