May 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 - [email protected]

Note: For a high level overview of the major campaign events, see The Campaign Timeline 1914-1916

  • 06 May 1915

    HELLES - SECOND BATTLE OF KRITHIA - Ordinary Seaman Joe Murray, Hood Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade, RND - Hamilton ordered the a...

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  • 07 May 1915

    HELLES - SECOND BATTLE OF KRITHIA - Second Lieutenant George Horridge, 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, 125th Brigade, 42nd Division...

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  • 08 May 1915

    HELLES - SECOND BATTLE OF KRITHIA - Private Cecil Malthus, Canterbury Battalion, New Zealand Brigade, NZ&A Division, NZEF - Wit...

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  • 09 May 1915

    HELLES - Second Lieutenant Arthur Behrend, 1/4th East Lancashire Regiment, 126th Brigade, 42nd Division - On 9 May the remainin...

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  • 10 May 1915

    HELLES - The French had suffered dreadful casualties at Second Krithia. Medical Officer Joseph Vassall, 6th Colonial Regiment,...

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