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
Captain John Henry PECK, a 25 year old Soldier from Headquarters, 5th Military District, Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 17 August 1914 and was allotted to the 11th Battalion, Headquarters which embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914. Subsequently PECK was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. At the conclusion of the Great War PECK Returned to Australia, 5 April 1919. PECK was Mentioned in Despatches three times, awarded the DSO and CMG.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.
The photograph is of Captain John Henry PECK in the uniform of the Army and Instructional Staff and prior to the Great War, was an instructor on the staff of the 5th Military District.