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

  • 11 August 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stopford, GOC, IX Corps - Was there a change to Stopford, who now was pressing to attack …

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  • 12 August 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Colonel Sir Horace Proctor-Beauchamp, 1/5th Norfolks, 163 Brigade, 54th Division, IX Corps - Even though there …

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  • 13 August 1915

    SUVLA - General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - Still frustrated with the lack of progress at…

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  • 14 August 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Warren Hertslet, 1/10th London Regiment, 162 Brigade, 54th Division, IX Corps - The Suvla operations were floun…

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  • 15 August 1915

    SUVLA - Private Horace Manton and Private Harold Thomas, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, 162 Brigade, 54th Division, IX Corps - The 1…

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