October 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 - webmaster@gallipoli-association.org

Note: For a high level overview of the major campaign events, see The Campaign Timeline 1914-1916

  • 16 October 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force - Late at night on 15 October Hamilton got a message tha…

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  • 17 October 1915

    IMBROS - Sergeant Fred Garrett, 3rd Australian Light Horse, 1st Light Horse Brigade, Australian & New Zealand Division - The 3rd A…

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  • 18 October 1915

    ANZAC - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih, 2nd Battalion, 47th Regiment, 16th Division, Fifth Army - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih h…

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  • 19 October 1915

    ANZAC - Major Edward Cadogan, Suffolk Yeomanry - Major Edward Cadogan was settling into the new rhythm of life at Gallipoli. It wa…

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  • 20 October 1915

    ANZAC- Private Ernest King, 19th Australian Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division - Private King noticed that the preparations for …

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