June 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

  • 01 June 1915

    IMBROS - General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, MEF, Imbros - With hard fighting, but stalemate, continuing on Gallipoli it looke…

    Read More

  • 02 June 1915

    HELLES - Rupert Brooke had died of severe blood poisoning on Friday, 23 April and had been buried by a grieving party of his frien…

    Read More

  • 03 June 1915

    HELLES - Major Norman Burge, RMLI, RND - Burge, who in days would be commanding Nelson Battalion, was not aware of the imminent at…

    Read More

  • 04 June 1915

    HELLES - THIRD BATTLE OF KRITHIA - The Third Battle of Krithia was general attack right along the lines, following on from a bomba…

    Read More

  • 05 June 1915

    HELLES - THIRD BATTLE OF KRITHIA - Across all fronts at Helles on 4 June the attacks had varying success, if only initially. Espec…

    Read More