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

  • 26 June 1915

    ANZAC - General Sir Ian Hamilton - This is more or less a cheery anecdote illustrating the character of both Hamilton and the chee…

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  • 27 June 1915

    HELLES - After the success of the French attack on 21 June, Hamilton had planned a similar full scale attack on the left flank alo…

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  • 28 June 1915

    HELLES - THE BATTLE OF GULLY RAVINE - Although the attack on 28 June was a success on Gully Spur and at the Boomerang, it was a ve…

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  • 29 June 1915

    ANZAC - The Turks occasionally could not resist testing out the Anzac defences. The Nek was a particular focus of their interest a…

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  • 30 June 1915

    HELLES - The lessons of the 21 and 28 June seemed simple: the Allies needed to focus their attacks but above all they needed more …

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