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

  • 16 August 1915

    SUVLA - From an unknown 7th Dublins Pal at Suvla Bay - 10th (Irish) Division, IX Corps - With the exception of 11th Manchester’s a…

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  • 17 August 1915

    SUVLA - Captain M. B. Buxton, 1/5th Norfolks and Captain Montgomerie, 1/4th Norfolks, 163 Brigade, 54th Division, IX Corps - By da…

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  • 18 August 1915

    Commodore Sir Roger Keyes, Royal Navy - Keyes had not lost hope that another naval attack could force the Dardanelles and possibly…

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  • 19 August 1915

    IMBROS - Leading Mechanic Arthur Beeton No 3 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service - For the pilots flying in their flimsy machines with n…

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  • 20 August 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - On 20 August, as the IX Corps prepared for one last d…

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