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

  • 26 October 1915

    SUVLA - Captain John Gillam, Army Service Corps, 29th Divisional Supply Train - "A cool, fine morning, rather cloudy. Birds again …

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  • 27 October 1915

    ANZAC - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih, 2nd Battalion, 47th Regiment, 16th Division, Fifth Army - Second Lieutenant Mehmed Fasih b…

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  • 28 October 1915

    ANZAC - Charles Bean, War Correspondent, Headquarters, MEF - On October 28 the Milo was sunk to form a breakwater just off North B…

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  • 29 October 1915

    HELLES - Corporal Archie Alexander, 1/5 Royal Scots Fusiliers, 155 Brigade, 52nd Division - A fresh faced, innocent, handsome but …

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  • 30 October 1915

    General Sir Charles Monro, Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force - Harassed by Kitchener not to take his time, Sir Charl…

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