Lost Leaders of Anzacs

Officers of the
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Died at Gallipoli, 1915

July 2014: The site is being updated. The new-look anzacs.org will be on line soon.

This page last updated: 26/07/2014


In Memory of our late great colleague, Pat Gariepy, on left, at the Sphinx, Anzac.

Recorded in these pages are the names of more than 500 officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
known or believed to have died as the result of their service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915.


These pages contain only the names of A&NZAC officers.
This is in no way meant to diminish the part played by the soldiers of
England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Senegal, India, Nepal, Newfoundland or Ceylon,
nor of the soldiers of the Ottoman Empire;
all of whom fought and suffered - and died - together at Gallipoli.


'Australians, in their legitimate pride at the way their troops have fought during the past seven months,
are apt to forget that they do not form one-third of the Allied force there, and have not incurred one-third of the Allied losses. French, British, and Indians
have all had an equal share of fighting and of casualties. The Dardanelles campaign is by no means an Australasian 'show' only, as many people almost imagine.
'

(From an Australian newspaper of November, 1915).

The Epitaphs of Gallipoli
Headstone inscriptions of all Australian and New Zealand soldiers with known graves on the Gallipoli Peninsula.



Click here for a map of the Gallipoli Peninsula
and for basic information on which units landed where and when on the first day


'ANZAC' or 'Anzac'
What's the difference?
What's the controversy?
Click here



Officers for whom, despite over 20 years of research,
we have never been able to locate a photo:

MARSHALL, 2nd Lieutenant John Edmund. 6th Battalion, AIF.
TIPPET, 2nd Lieutenant Harold Freeman. 24th Battalion, AIF.

If anyone has any information on where we might find a photo
of either of these officers, we'd love to hear from you.

Congratulations to the five winners of the Premier's Anzac Day Prize for 2013,
especially Elijah Douglas of Doomadgee, Queensland.
Sarah Dolan was Elijah's teacher, and worked with him to create his winning entry.
See more on Elijah here

Elijah Douglas



A tribute to Alec Campbell, the Last Anzac





The 5th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force

A biographical listing of the 2,543 men who passed through the regiment
during the Great War, 1914 - 1919


"Things are not the same with us now."
Major L. Morshead



Because of a large number of email responses to this site, an FAQ Page has been compiled. Please check the FAQ (link also at the bottom of this page) before emailing questions.

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This site is dedicated to all those who died before their time on that god-forsaken peninsula.


Some thoughts on the soldiers of the Great War


'One at Anzac'
He focused, in his one vibrating hour,
The forces all about him into power.

H.M.G., 'The Anzac Memorial'



The Soldiers

Down some cold field in a world unspoken
the young men are walking together, slim and tall,
and though they laugh to one another, silence is not broken;
there is no sound however clear they call.

They are speaking together of what they loved in vain here,
but the air is too thin to carry the things they say.
They were young and golden, but they came on pain here,
and their youth is age now, their gold is grey.

Yet their hearts are not changed, and they cry to one another,
'What have they done with the lives we laid aside?
Are they young with our youth, gold with our gold, my brother?
Do they smile in the face of death, because we died?'

Down some cold field in a world uncharted
the young seek each other with questioning eyes.
They question each other, the young, the golden hearted,
of the world that they were robbed of in their quiet paradise.

Humbert Wolfe, Requiem: The Soldier (1916)




'With the last rays of the sun, I was staring through the periscope for any sign of the living among the bodies.
Within a few yards of my periscope lay a tale telling how furiously both sides died.
The Australian's bayonet is sticking, rusty and black, six inches out of the Turk's back.
One hand is gripping the Turk's throat, while even now you can see the Turk's teeth fastened through what was the boy's wrist.
The Turk's bayonet is jammed through the boy's stomach and one hand is clenched, claw-like, across the Australian's face.

I wonder will they fight if there is an after world.'


LAYOUT AND NAVIGATION OF THE SITE

The records are divided between eight pages in order to allow faster loading.
These are Page
A-B, Page C-D, Page E,F,G, Page H,I,J, Page K,L,M, Page N,O,P,Q,R, Page S-T and Page U,V,W,Y . Navigation within and between these pages is straightforward. Clicking on the asterisks (***) between record summaries will take you to the top of the current alphabetical section.

At the top of each of these pages are two photographs. Clicking on either of these will take you to the summary of that soldier's record. There are also other photographs on each of the pages located above the name of the officer to whom they refer.



Please allow all pages to load fully, as records may not be complete otherwise.


Epitaphs

There are epitaphs from the gravestones at Gallipoli included at the beginning of each page, and at the beginning of each alphabetical section, usually - but not always - related to an officer within that section. Naturally, if an officer has no known grave, then he has no headstone, and no inscription. Further, not all marked graves have inscriptions; in fact more do not than do.

No New Zealand inscriptions are included because there are none to record. The New Zealand people, at the end of the Great War, were apparently not offered the opportunity to submit epitaphs. The only exception to this is in the case of 'special memorials' (headstones of soldiers BELIEVED to be buried in the cemetery). In the case of soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and of other forces where none other was submitted, this epitaph is:

Their Glory Shall
Not Be Blotted Out


Gallipoli Association Link

Members, Gallipoli Association

Link to the Association's Web site
(also from the 'Links' Page).
Click on the crest or the link above.


A project of this nature is never truly 'complete'. There is always more information somewhere; a name overlooked, a photo that turns up which can be added; details of family, and so on. Should anybody have any information on an Anzac who died at, or because of their service at, Gallipoli, we would appreciate hearing from you.

Please see the

Appeal for Information page.

Do you have photographs of any Anzac soldier who died at Gallipoli?



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This page last updated: 8 May 2012

Anzac officer
Officers of the
Australian and
New Zealand
Army Corps


Died at Gallipoli

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Page K,L,M
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Page S-T
Page U,V,W,Y
Appeal for Information
Links
Locations
References
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'For The Fallen' Poem

5th Light Horse Regiment

A biographic listing
of the 2,543 soldiers
who served in the regiment,
1914 - 1919.


Photo:
Positions at the head
of Monash Gully, Anzac.

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