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

  • 26 September 1915

    SUVLA - Second Lieutenant Cyril Lindley, 6th South Lancashire Regiment, 38th Brigade, 13th Division - Second Lieutenant John Lindl…

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  • 27 September 1915

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

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  • 28 September 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant George Davidson, 89th Field Ambulance, RAMC, 29th Division - Protection from Turkish shelling was now of prime …

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  • 29 September 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - We read earlier that there was talk of moving the …

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  • 30 September 1915

    SUVLA - Private Basil Eames, 1 Dorset Yeomanry, 2 Mounted Division, IX Corps - Here follows an extract from a long letter written …

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