Gallipoli landing

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The original 'first day lander' at Anzac Cove took this photo, one of the most recognised photographs of the Australian Imperial Force landing.

Part of the 4th Battalion and the mules for the 26th (Jacob's) Indian Mountain Battery landing at 8 am. In the foreground looking at the boats is the staff of Colonel H N MacLaurin, 1st Infantry Brigade. The officer with the rolled greatcoat over his shoulder is Major F D Irvine, Brigade Major, who was killed on 27 April 1915. To his immediate left is Lieutenant W T McDonald, Quartermaster. Nearer the water's edge (centre) is Captain D M King, Orderly Officer. The officer on the left, with his chin strap down, is Lieutenant R G Hamilton, the Brigade Signal Officer. At the water's edge lies an Australian engineer, 191 Sapper Fred Reynolds, 1st Field Company Engineers, one of the first to fall on the Gallipoli Peninsula. At left is the landing boat A8. Photograph taken by Sergeant Arthur Robert Henry Joyner of the 1st Divisional Signal Company.

Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.


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