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

  • 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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  • 26 April 1915

    HELLES - V BEACH - Captain George Stoney had organised parties of the Dublin and Munster Fusiliers on the beach ready to join in t…

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  • 27 April 1915

    DARDANELLES - The first three days of the land battle to seize control of the Dardanelles had fallen short of expectations. The su…

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  • 28 April 1915

    HELLES - FIRST BATTLE OF KRITHIA - With the Helles beachheads now consolidated, the weary and battered troops of the 29th Division…

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  • 29 April 1915

    GALLIPOLI - The manifold problems facing his expeditionary force were already very clear to General Sir Ian Hamilton, the commande…

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