January 1916

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

  • 06 January 1916

    HELLES - It is nice to turn back to one of the stalwarts of the Gallipoli campaign. Captain John Gillam had been there from start …

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  • 07 January 1916

    HELLES - On 7 January, with the Turks deeply suspicious as to what the British were up to at Helles. Liman finally decided to test…

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  • 08 January 1916

    HELLES EVACUATION - Every possible preparation for the evacuation of Helles on the night of 8 January had been made. All they coul…

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  • 09 January 1916

    HELLES EVACUATION - The most exciting moments of the evacuation of Helles occurred on W Beach early on 9 January 1916. Here the se…

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