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

  • 06 November 1915

    MUDROS - Private Basil Eames, 1/1 (Queen’s Own) Dorset Yeomanry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Mounted Division, IX Corps - Mudros comprised a …

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  • 07 November 1915

    ANZAC - Major Edward Cadogan, Suffolk Yeomanry, Attached 54th Division - The initial curiosity of being under shell fire had long …

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  • 08 November 1915

    ANZAC - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih, 2nd Battalion, 47th Regiment, 16th Division, Fifth Army - Morning in the Turkish trenches.…

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  • 09 November 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Owen Steele, Newfoundland Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division - On 9 November the Newfoundland Regiment were …

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  • 10 November 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train. Gillam, still with the 29th Division up at Suvla, p…

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