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:
Gallipoli Album, May 1915, Contents
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Lest We Forget
Colonel John Anderson GILRUTH (born 17 February, 1871, Auchmithie, Forfarshire, Scotland; Died: 4 March 1937, South Yarra, Melbourne) was a veterinary scientist and administrator. He is particularly noted for being Administrator of the Northern Territory from 1912 to 1918.
See: Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Anderson Gilruth.
GILRUTH was an officer with the New Zealand Military Forces and transferred to the Australian Militia as Colonel, 29 June 1912.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 24.