September 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

  • 16 September 1915

    HELLES - Sub-Lieutenant Ivan Heald, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND - All over the Peninsula men were beginning to realise that t…

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  • 17 September 1915

    IMBROS - Lieutenant George Davidson, 89th Field Ambulance, RAMC, 29th Division - Davidson and the 89th Field Ambulance had been wi…

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  • 18 September 1915

    ANZAC - Corporal Percy Smythe, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - By 18 September Percy Smythe had been made Corporal…

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  • 19 September 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train, Suvla - Once again Gillam was settling into the new…

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  • 20 September 1915

    ANZAC - Second Lieutenant Frederick Forrest, 9th Battery, 3rd Artillery Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - A diary note from Second Lieu…

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