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
Officer Commanding the First (NSW) Infantry Brigade, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles. The deceased officer, who was a bachelor, was the fourth son of the late Sir Normand McLaurin, for many years Chancellor of the Sydney University. He was only 37 years of age, and was the youngest Australian officer at the front with such a high command. Much of his military experience was gained with the NSW Scottish Rifles. Colonel MacLaurin, who was immensely popular, had established a high reputation as a barrister, his specialty being accountancy.
Colonel Henry Normand MacLAURIN, a 36 year old Barrister-at-law from 155 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Brigade Headquarters and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action 27 April 1915.
Sydney Mail, 12 May 1915, p. 8.
See Colonel Henry Normand MacLaurin.