April 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 April 1915

    ANZAC Cottage is a small four-roomed cottage with a unique history. Fired with patriotism, a group of citizens in Mount Hawthorn, …

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  • 18 April 1915

    On April 18 Major-General W T Bridges issued Operational Order No. 1. (See below) From his base on the Minnewaska the ANZAC force …

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  • 21 April 1915

    GALLIPOLI LANDINGS - On 21 April 1915 Sir Ian Hamilton, commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF) issued h…

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  • 24 April 1915

    HELLES LANDING - As the River Clyde made her slow journey to Helles on the night of 24 April time weighed heavily for young men ab…

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  • 25 April 1915

    ANZAC LANDING - Facing the 3rd Australian Brigade was the Turkish 2nd Battalion, 27th Regiment scattered in various outposts all a…

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