August 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

  • 06 August 1915

    SUVLA LANDING - Lieutenant Edmund Priestman, 6th York & Lancs, 32nd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division, IX Corps - The night landin…

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  • 07 August 1915

    SUVLA - Major Hans Kannengiesser, Commander 9th Ottoman Division - Daylight had come and instead of the 11th Division having secur…

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  • 08 August 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Coleridge, Staff, 11th (Northern) Division, IX Corps - The morning of 8 August woke in silence at Suvla, with…

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  • 09 August 1915

    ANZAC - Sergeant Major Paul Goldenstedt, 3rd (New South Wales) Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - On the 9 August the des…

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  • 10 August 1915

    SUVLA - Sergeant William Phillipson, 8th Northumberland Fusiliers, 34 Brigade, 11th Division - With Major General Lindley’s 53rd (…

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