August 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 -

Note: For a high level overview of the major campaign events, see The Campaign Timeline 1914-1916

  • 01 August 1915

    HELLES - Dr William Ewing, (attached to) 4th Royal Scots, 52nd Division and Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Division…

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  • 02 August 1915

    ANZAC - Major Cecil Allanson, 1/6th Gurkha Rifles, 29th Indian Brigade, 13th Division - When the orders were issued for the breako…

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  • 03 August 1915

    SUVLA - Major General Frederick Hammersley, GOC 11th (Northern) Division and Brigadier General Felix Hill, GOC 31 Brigade, 10th (I…

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  • 04 August 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant George Davidson, 89th Field Ambulance, RAMC, 29th Division - On 4th August 89th Field Ambulance, who had been …

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  • 05 August 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Edward Compton Mackenzie, Staff, MEF - During a GHQ dinner, on the night of 5 August, Compton Mackenzie, wrote …

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