December 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 December 1915

    ANZAC - General Otto Liman von Sanders, Headquarters Fifth Army, Turkish Army and Private George Scott, 4th (New South Wales) Batt…

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  • 02 December 1915

    ANZAC - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih, 2nd Battalion, 47th Regiment, 16th Division, Ottoman Fifth Army - On 2 December Second Lie…

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  • 03 December 1915

    The 3 December was a day of intense annoyance for Sir Charles Monro and his staff. The day before they had received a telegram fro…

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  • 04 December 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train. On December 4, Gillam was also observant of the inc…

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  • 05 December 1915

    SUVLA - Corporal Claude Edward Wedlake Brayley, RAMC, Attached 54th Division, IX Corps, wrote home on December 5th about the past…

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