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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William James Ellery PHILLIPS
William James Ellery PHILLIPS 

Captain William James Ellery PHILLIPS, a 24 year old Medical practitioner from Mitchell Street, Hyde Park, South Australia. He enlisted on 1 December 1915 and was allotted to the Medical Officers which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. PHILLIPS was absorbed into the 13th Battalion as Battalion Medical Officer, 6 February 1916. Subsequently, PHILLIPS was Wounded in Action, 7 March 1918. After the Great War, PHILLIPS Returned to Australia, 9 July 1920. PHILLIPS was awarded the Military Cross.


13th Battalion officers playing polo.