H02779

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ID number H02779
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made c 1915

Description

The graves of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Cameron, Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt Col) Carew Reynell and Captain (Capt) Alfred John Jaffray, of the 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment. All embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Karroo on 11 February 1915. A commission agent from Rushworth, Vic prior to enlistment, 2nd Lt Cameron embarked with the rank of Farrier Sergeant. Later promoted to Second Lieutenant he was killed in action on 4 September 1915. Lt Col Reynell, a vigneron from Reynella, SA embarked with the rank of Major. Following his promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel he was Mentioned in Despatches and subsequently killed in action on 28 August 1915. Capt Jaffray, a farmer from Wallacedale, Vic embarked with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Following his promotion to Captain, he was killed in action on 29 August 1915. All three men were originally believed to have been buried in the Hill 60 Cemetery, Gallipoli although their exact location was unknown. 2nd Lt Cameron's remains were later claimed to have been the interred in the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli where a headstone was erected to that effect.