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.

For a comprehensive listing of photographs in the album, see:

Gallipoli Album, May 1915, Contents

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The Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen 

The above picture is of four men on horseback just prior to embarkation. They are from left to right Francis Duncan Irvine, (Killed in Action, 25 April 1915), Brigade Major to Colonel MacLaurin; Lieutenant Colonel Astley John Onslow Thompson, (Killed in Action, 26 April 1915), Commanding Officer 4th Infantry Battalion; Colonel Henry Normand MacLaurin, (Killed in Action, 27 April 1915), General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Brigade; and Major Charles Melville MacNaghten, Second in Command, 4th Infantry Battalion. The first three were killed in action at Gallipoli.