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

  • 06 October 1915

    HELLES - Ordinary Seaman Joseph Murray, Hood Battalion, 2nd Brigade, RND - Murray had been almost continually involved in mining a…

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  • 07 October 1915

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

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  • 08 October 1915

    MUDROS - Major Edward Cadogan, Suffolk Yeomanry - On 8 October the (dismounted) Suffolk Yeomanry disembarked from the liner the Ol…

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  • 09 October 1915

    ANZAC - Private James Martin, A Company, 21st AIF, 6th Brigade, Australian & New Zealand Division - Young Anzac Jim Martin, a boy …

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  • 10 October 1915

    SUVLA - Lieutenant Owen Steele, Newfoundland Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division - The drip, drip of casualties never seemed to …

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