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
306 Private Gilbert Leslie THOMPSON, a 235 year old Clerk from High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 August 1914 and was allotted to the 5th Battalion, E Company which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action, 25 April 1915.
Sydney Mail, 19 May 1915, p. 8.