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

  • 21 October 1915

    HELLES - Ordinary Seaman Joseph Murray, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND attached to VIII Corps Mining Engineers - The saps that M…

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  • 22 October 1915

    Major-General Sir Charles Callwell, Director of Military Operations, and Major-General Arthur Lynden-Bell, Chief of Staff, Headqua…

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  • 23 October 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Owen Steele, Newfoundland Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division - The weather was colder, but dysentery was sti…

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  • 24 October 1915

    MUDROS - Private Cecil Malthus, Canterbury Battalion, New Zealand Brigade, NZ&A Division, NZEF - Private Cecil Malthus had been ev…

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  • 25 October 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant George Davidson, 89th Field Ambulance, RAMC, 29th Division - Many of the men were beginning to eye the weather …

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