Gallipoli and the Anzacs

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Nurses at Gallipoli

Pictures of life on Lemnos
Gallery 1: Journey to Lemnos

On 15 May 1915, the newly-formed 3rd Australian General Hospital (3AGH) unit sailed from Circular Quay, Sydney, on the RMS Mooltan. By 7 August, the hospital site on Lemnos had been pegged out and some marquees were erected. At about 7 pm on 8 August, forty of the nurses were landed and, accompanied by a piper, were marched into their new tents. Before breakfast on 9 August, more than 200 wounded and sick had been admitted to the new hospital. Four days later, there were more than 800 patients.

Albert William Savage, a photographer of Moore Park, Sydney, enlisted in Sydney aged 25 and was posted as a private to 3AGH also embarked for Lemnos on board the RMS Mooltan. This photograph album contains his unique record of life at 3AGH on Lemnos.