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

  • 06 September 1915

    LEMNOS - General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, MEF - Whatever conditions were like on Gallipoli it was indubitably all right for…

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  • 07 September 1915

    ANZAC - Sapper Victor Willey, 2nd Field Company Engineers, AIF - On 7 September Victor Willey of the 2nd Field Company wrote to hi…

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  • 08 September 1915

    Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, British War Correspondent, Headquarters MEF - On 8 September the British official war correspondent . Ashm…

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  • 09 September 1915

    Second Lieutenant Ivone Kirkpatrick, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 31st Brigade, 10th Division - Kirkpatrick had bee…

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  • 10 September 1915

    ANZAC - Private Francis Burton, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF - Burton of the 4th Light Horse Regiment wrote home to his parents o…

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