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

  • 21 August 1915

    SUVLA - Captain William Wedgwood Benn, 1st County of London Yeomanry, 4th Mounted Brigade, 2nd Mounted Division and Lieutenant Ism…

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  • 22 August 1915

    ANZAC - Corporal Rex Boyden, 18th (New South Wales) Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Australian Division, AIF - The remnants of numerou…

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  • 23 August 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant George Davidson, 89th Field Ambulance, 29th Division, RAMC - The scale of the defeat on 21 August took a while …

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  • 24 August 1915

    SUVLA - Captain Oskar Teichman, RAMC, Attached Worcestershire Yeomanry, 2nd Mounted Division - Gallipoli had been without rain sin…

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  • 25 August 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - Was the writing on the wall for the allies? The po…

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