September 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 September 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant William Ker, Hawke Battalion, 1st Naval Brigade, RND - To any of us planning a visit to Gallipoli the thoughts…

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  • 02 September 1915

    ANZAC - Private Percy Smythe, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - Smyth had arrived with a draft for 3rd Battalion on …

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  • 03 September 1915

    ANZAC - Trooper Ion Llewellyn Idriess, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Light Horse Brigade, AIF - Photograph of Idriess a…

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  • 04 September 1915

    ANZAC - Private Percy Smythe, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - Smyth was gradually getting used to his new life wit…

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  • 05 September 1915

    ANZAC - Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Brigade, A&NZ Division, AIF - In a letter of to his wife written on 5 September Monash …

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