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

  • 16 June 1915

    HELLES - The Turkish shells could arrive in a flash with little or no warning. Medical Officer Joseph Vassall, 6th Colonial Regime…

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  • 17 June 1915

    LEMNOS - Rear Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss aboard HMS Europa, had originally been appointed as governor of the island of Lemnos and …

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  • 18 June 1915

    ANZAC - Colonel John Monash, Headquarters, 4th Australian Brigade, NZ&A Division, AIF - Monash seems to have been in a thoughtful …

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  • 19 June 1915

    HELLES - Following the Third Battle of Krithia on 4 June, Major General Sir Archibald Paris commanding the RND had decided to push…

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  • 20 June 1915

    GALLIPOLI - General Sir Ian Hamilton was beginning to ponder the activities of the official war correspondents who were attached t…

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