May 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

  • 11 May 1915

    HELLES - In April 1915 the Palestinian Zionists of the Assyrian Jewish Refugee Mule Corps, which Patterson called the Zion Mule Co…

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  • 12 May 1915

    HELLES - Second Lieutenant Arthur Behrend, 1/4th East Lancashire Regiment, 126th Brigade, 42nd Division - At dusk the shelling had…

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  • 13 May 1915

    HELLES - Midshipman Wolstan Weld-Forester, HMS Goliath, Royal Navy - "Inside the ship everything which was not secured was sliding…

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  • 14 May 1915

    GALLIPOLI - General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - "Hot day, smooth sea. Disembarking to biv…

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  • 15 May 1915

    ANZAC - Life at Anzac reflected the drip-drip of casualties caused by the close quarter nature of the fighting. Everyone was at ri…

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