Category: Gallipoli Campaign

Troops of the 1st Australian Division landin…

Troops of the 1st Australian Division landing in Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. The horse boats (with the ramps down) had landed mules of the 26th Indian Mountain Battery.
In the background is the light cruiser HMS Bacchante. 

Australian infantry and light-horsemen in a tr…

Australian infantry and light-horsemen in a trench on the Gallipoli Peninsula, May 1915.

Australian gunners firing a field gun at Galli…

Australian gunners firing a field gun at Gallipoli, 1915.

Australian troops in a trench during the Battl…

Australian troops in a trench during the Battle of Lone Pine, August 1915.

Note the white arm bands, used to help the attacking troops identify each other in the darkness of the Ottoman trenches.

British soldiers front line trench at Gallip…

British soldiers front line trench at Gallipoli, 1915.

Australian dead of the 1st Battalion on the …

Australian dead of the 1st Battalion on the parapet of the Line Communication Trench after the fighting at Lone Pine, August 1915.

Australian troops going into action across P…

Australian troops going into action across Plugge’s Plateau after the landing on 25 April.

Australians landing at Anzac Cove at 8am, 25…

Australians landing at Anzac Cove at 8am, 25 April 1915.

This photo shows 

part of the 4th Battalion and the mules for the 26th (Jacob’s) Indian Mountain Battery. In the foreground is the staff of Colonel H N MacLaurin of the 1st Infantry Brigade. The officer with the rolled greatcoat over his shoulder is Major F D Irvine (killed on 27 April). Nearer the water’s edge (centre) is Captain D M King, Orderly Officer. The officer on the left, with his chinstrap down, is Lieutenant R G Hamilton, the Brigade Signal Officer. At the water’s edge lies an Australian engineer (Sapper R Reynolds), the first to fall during the war.

Member of the 6th Australian Light Horse wea…

Member of the 6th Australian Light Horse wearing an improvised sun cap, smoking a pipe and reading newspaper outside a dugout, 1915.

Changing the British guard at the HQ of the …

Changing the British guard at the HQ of the Intermediate Base of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Mudros, 22 December 1915.