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

  • 21 September 1915

    On 21 September Keith Murdoch reached London and set in train a significant course of events. His son later recalled this as follo…

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  • 22 September 1915

    ANZAC - Corporal Percy Smythe, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, AIF - On 22 September, like so many of Hamilton's men, Co…

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  • 23 September 1915

    SUVLA - Second Lieutenant Edmund Priestman, 6th York and Lancaster Regiment, 32nd Brigade, 11th Division - On 23 September Lieuten…

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  • 24 September 1915

    ANZAC - Lieutenant Clarence Herbert Dakin, 20th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, AIF - Lieutenant Clarence Herbert Dakin wrot…

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  • 25 September 1915

    General Sir Ian Hamilton, Headquarters, Middle Eastern Expeditionary Force - After dinner on 25 September, the Chief of Staff Brai…

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