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

  • 16 July 1915

    Sapper Cyril Lawrence, 2nd Field Company, Australian Engineers, AIF - At Anzac Sapper Lawrence was still hard at work on the tunne…

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  • 17 July 1915

    Gunner Ralph Doughty, 2nd Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, AIF - Gunner Doughty was still with the Australian 2nd Battery hel…

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  • 18 July 1915

    Lieutenant Charles Lister, Hood Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade, RND - Lister was an amusing correspondent and on 18th July he wrote …

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  • 19 July 1915

    Second Lieutenant Eric Townsend, 5th Highland Light Infantry, 157th Brigade, 52nd Division and Lieutenant George Horridge, 1/5th L…

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  • 20 July 1915

    Sub-Lieutenant Ivan Heald, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND, Lieutenant Charles Lister, Hood Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade, RND - E…

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