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.
Images 1 to 9 of 75 photographs from an album of photographs entitled ‘Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos & Egypt & Brighton (Eng.) taken by A. W. Savage 1915–17’
[AW Savage, photo album, PXE 698, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales]