Captain Jesse Wallingford

Auckland Infantry Battalion

Wallingford – an Olympic sport shooter – was right in his element at Gallipoli. On one occasion he almost single-handedly held off a Turkish attack, and became known as the ‘Human Machine Gun’. 

Image: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-W1263 Quotes: Jesse Wallingford's diary, National Army Museum, NZ. 1999.805

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