October 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 October 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - The 11 October marked the end for Sir Ian Hamilton. H…

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  • 12 October 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - The 12 October was marked by a flurry of cables betwe…

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  • 13 October 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - At Suvla on 13 October life went on much as usual …

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  • 14 October 1915

    HELLES - Ordinary Seaman Joseph Murray, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND attached to VIII Corps Mining Engineers - On 14 October M…

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  • 15 October 1915

    ANZAC - Major Edward Cadogan, Suffolk Yeomanry - Major Cadogan had been left behind when the Suffolk Yeomanry first landed at Anza…

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