May 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

  • 01 May 1915

    ANZAC - At 04.00 on 1 May the Turkish attack began as hundreds of Turks began to pour out of Wire Gully towards the positions held…

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  • 02 May 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant Joseph Vassal, Medical Officer, 6th Colonial Regiment. Brigade Coloniale, 1st Division,CEO - The french contri…

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  • 03 May 1915

    ANZAC - On the 3 May the Chatham and Portsmouth Battalions were moved up out of reserve to help in the assault by the NZ&A Divisio…

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  • 04 May 1915

    HELLES - Ordinary Seaman Joseph Murray, Hood Battalion, 2 Naval Brigade, RND - For Joe Murray his Gallipoli experiences at Helles …

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  • 05 May 1915

    HELLES - On 5 May Hamilton was getting ready to launch an offensive at Helles; the Second Battle of Krithia. This was where the fi…

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