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

  • 21 November 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant George Hughes, 5th Dorset Regt, 34th Brigade, 11th Division - On 21 November the weather was getting worse and …

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  • 22 November 1915

    Lord Kitchener & General Staff, London - On 22 November, Kitchener telegrammed to the War Committee back in London to recommend a …

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  • 23 November 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant William Ker, Hawke Battalion, 1st Naval Brigade, RND - On 23 November Lieutenant William Ker wrote a long lett…

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  • 24 November 1915

    Lord Curzon of Kedleston, British Cabinet - After receiving Lord Kitchener's report on the Gallipoli situation the War Committee a…

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  • 25 November 1915

    ANZAC - Private George Edward King, 19th Battalion AIF, 5th Brigade, 2nd Australian Division, ANZAC - King, in his diary entry for…

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