July 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

  • 11 July 1915

    HELLES - Private John Whitelaw, 1/8th Scottish Rifles, 156th Brigade, 52nd Division - One of the prevailing complaints from the Br…

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  • 12 July 1915

    HELLES - Major D. Yuille, 1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers, 155th Brigade, 52nd Division - Private Nixon, 1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers, …

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  • 13 July 1915

    HELLES - Major-General Granville Egerton, Headquarters, 52nd Division - "I contend that the Battle of July 12-13th was due to a co…

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  • 14 July 1915

    On 14 July, the day after the big attack, Townsend of the 5th HLI was sent forward. "The bullets make a nasty noise coming close p…

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  • 15 July 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, MEF - The failure of the attacks at Helles on 12 & 13 July triggered another round of comp…

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