Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Welcome to the Gallipoli Album, May 1915.

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.

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Roland David NEWITT
Roland David NEWITT 

53 Private Roland David NEWITT, a 22 year old Tramway worker from 94 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania. He enlisted on 21 August 1914 and was allotted to the 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Section which embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914. NEWITT subsequently was Wounded in Action, 1 May 1915. During the Great War, NEWITT Returned to Australia, 31 January 1918. NEWITT was awarded the Military Cross.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 19.