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

  • 11 November 1915

    HELLES - Colonel G H Edington, MD, the commanding officer of the 1/1st Lowland Field Ambulance, 52nd (Lowland) Division. The weath…

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  • 12 November 1915

    Private Ben Noot, 39th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, 13th Division - On 12 November Private Ben Noot wrote home from …

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  • 13 November 1915

    ANZAC - Charles Bean, War Correspondent, Headquarters, MEF - On 13 November Kitchener, the Secretary for War visited Anzac to see …

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  • 14 November 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - Next day, on 14 November Kitchener, the Secretary …

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  • 15 November 1915

    ANZAC - Captain Eric Donald Wolton, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment, 163rd Brigade, 54th Division, IX Corps - The battalion took over the l…

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