Watson had a bet with his commanding office Major Mackworth and some of his other comrades – who would grow the best beard by the time they got to Constantinople.  After only a couple of weeks at Gallipoli they realised the campaign was at a stalemate and they would not reach Constantinople any time soon, if ever.  This photo from the Australian War Memorial captures the last of the scruffy beards before they shaved.  It was a sad moment of failure so early in the campaign.

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