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

  • 11 September 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant Charles Cooke, Army Service Corps, 29th Division - As September drifted past the men sat in their holes in the…

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  • 12 September 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant Joseph Vassal, Medical Officer, 56th Regiment. Brigade Coloniale, 1st Division, CEO - The first signs of winte…

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  • 13 September 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant Joseph Vassal, Medical Officer, 56th Regiment. Brigade Coloniale, 1st Division, CEO - Whilst work was going on…

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  • 14 September 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - For Gillam the boredom and monotony of war was tak…

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  • 15 September 1915

    HELLES - Ordinary Seaman Joseph Murray, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND - Gully Ravine sector, Helles - On the Tuesday Joe had be…

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