November 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

  • 01 November 1915

    SUVLA - Major General William Peyton, General Officer Commanding, 2nd Mounted Division (Yeomanry), IX Corps - With two months asho…

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  • 02 November 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant William Ker, Hawke Battalion, 1st Naval Brigade, RND. With new drafts arriving to fill the gaps in the weakene…

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  • 03 November 1915

    MUDROS - Reverend Henry C. Day, Chaplain attached 2nd Mounted (Yeomanry) Division, IX Corps - Following Major General William Peyt…

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  • 04 November 1915

    ANZAC - Captain Eric Donald Wolton, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment, 163rd Brigade, 54th Division - The battalion had been in and out of th…

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  • 05 November 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - During the stormy night of 31st October/1st Novemb…

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