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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Ross Blyth JACOB
Ross Blyth JACOB 

Captain Ross Blyth JACOB, a 29 year old Telegraphist from "Edgarley", Kadina, South Australia. He enlisted on 19 August 1914 and was allotted to the 10th Battalion, H Company which embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914. JACOB subsequently was Wounded in Action, 25 April 1915. During the Great War JACOB Returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.

The photograph is of Captain Ross Blyth JACOB in the uniform of an 81st Infantry (Wakefield Battalion) officer and prior to the Great War, was Adjutant of this Battalion. In addition JACOB was Area Officer for Area 81(b) at Kadina.

Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.