Gallipoli and Shore Old Boys
During World War I, more than 900 Shore Old Boys enlisted and of that, approximately 130 died. The number of Old Boys who served in Gallipoli is unknown though we do know the story of some of them.
On this page you will find items and links related to Shore School’s Old Boys’ involvement with Gallipoli. There are some photographs, two diaries, information about those who are buried at Gallipoli, anecdotes, and an album of photographs. Some of the links to materials are on the right of this page.
If you have any difficulties viewing these materials or have any questions, please contact Shore School Archivist, Kate Riseley, via email: email@example.com or telephone 02 9900 4765.
PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT.
The light horse were initially considered unsuitable for the Gallipoli operation, but were soon deployed without their horses to reinforce the infantry. The 1st Light Horse Regiment landed on 12 May 1915 and was attached to the New Zealand and Australian Division. It played a defensive role for most of the campaign but mounted an attack on the Turkish position known as "the Chessboard" as part of the August Offensive on 7 August - 200 men were involved, 147 became casualties. The regiment left Gallipoli on 21 December 1915.
1466 DOWLING Eric Sheen
Wounded in Action 14/5/1915
Died of wounds at Jerusalem 18/11/1917
Window and lectern in Chapel in his memory
1597 CLIFFORD-JONES Francis Moulton
728 EDWARDS George Peacock
Died 20/11/1916 of meningitis
1205 TUCKER William Thorton
Wounded In Action 12/10/1915
1361 HAY Charles Stewart Dalrymple
Military Cross awarded 17 Aug 1917
936 HOWARD Leo Charles Golding
Killed In Action 9 Apr 1917
1411 HORDERN Cecil Anthony
Wounded In Action 9 Sep 1915 and 9 Jan 1917
1043 WRIGHT Maxwell Edward
Wounded In Action 2 Jun 1915
Military Cross 3 Jun 1919
1060 GARBETT Alan Montague
500 WILSON Neville Templeton
Wounded in Action 4 Aug 1916
745 NETTLETON Burdett Philip
Killed In Action 7 Aug 1915
1325 WORDSWORTH Robert Harley
1078 NICHOLL John Oliver Harvey
Wounded In Action 19 May 1915, left arm amputated
982 MACDONALD Ronald Alexander Leslie
Wounded In Action 30 May 1915
Killed in Action 9 Aug 1916
1185 McDONALD Keith Vivers
Killed in Action 7 Aug 1915.
ML CLARKE'S DIARY OF 1915
This diary is a very recent accession, and is currently being transcribed. It covers time in Gallipoli in 1916.
Student number 10 on the register, Mordaunt Lindsay Clarke left Shore in 1896. 1st XI cricket Junior and matriculated from Sydney University.
Service record: Joined 6 Mar 1915. 2Lt Inf. Embarked 13 Apr 1915. Gallipoli 13Bn 20 Jun 1915. Wounded in action 28 Aug 1915. Lt 20 Jan 1916. Returned and Terminated (Injured) 17 Mar 1916.
This album contains many photos of the places Lt. Les Trenerry (left Shore 1911) visited, including Egypt, Anzac Cove, France, London and his home life back in Australia. Some of the photos show scenes of battle.
While serving in Gallipoli and France, Les Trenerry (left Shore 1911) kept this notebook with him in his breast pocket. It contains notes of artillery measurements, sketch maps of Gallipoli, poetry, short diary entries, and other various jottings. Inserted between the pages are reminders of home;a gum leaf and Shore's crest.