July 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 - webmaster@gallipoli-association.org

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

  • 26 July 1915

    Major Hans Kannengiesser, Commander 9th Ottoman Division - An Army Order of 26th July, opened with the words: "A large scale attac…

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  • 27 July 1915

    Lieutenant General Sir Bryan Mahon, Commander 10th (Irish) Division - Mahon was originally favoured by Kitchener for promotion to …

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  • 28 July 1915

    Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - For Gillam and the garrison at Helles it was a quiet time,…

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  • 29 July 1915

    ANZAC - Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy - After an official visit to General Birdwood at his Anzac HQ, K…

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  • 30 July 1915

    Corporal Ralph Doughty, 2nd Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, AIF -Doughty had begun to feel ill on 26 July. He may have been …

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