April 1915

This daily episode will tell the story of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaign by those who were there, the men themselves. Using a rich selection of diaries, letters and books, some published before, some not, we sought to use these snippets to help describe what happened that day in 1915/16.

Many thanks goes to member Peter Hart who has contributed the majority of these entries, whose ongoing passion for the campaign helps keep the memory alive. If you have any comments or suggestions, or wish to add further entries please contact Stephen Chambers by email on - webmaster@gallipoli-association.org

Note: For a high level overview of the major campaign events, see The Campaign Timeline 1914-1916

  • 28 April 1915

    HELLES - FIRST BATTLE OF KRITHIA - With the Helles beachheads now consolidated, the weary and battered troops of the 29th Division…

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  • 29 April 1915

    GALLIPOLI - The manifold problems facing his expeditionary force were already very clear to General Sir Ian Hamilton, the commande…

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  • 30 April 1915

    ANZAC - By 28 April the physical exhaustion of the 1st Australian Division was evident and Hamilton had agreed to assign four batt…

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