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
Major Robert Eccles SNOWDEN, a 35 year old Investor from Princes Street, Hobart, Tasmania. He enlisted on 5 October 1914 and was allotted to the 15th Battalion, G Company which embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914. He subsequently was Wounded in Action 2 May 1915. During the Great War, SNOWDEN was discharged in London to take up munition work in England, 3 October 1916.
The photograph is of Major Robert Eccles SNOWDEN in the uniform of a 93rd Infantry (Derwent Battalion) officer and prior to the Great War, was Second in Command of this Battalion.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.