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

  • 16 May 1915

    ANZAC - The low-key but deadly fighting at Anzac generated a continuous aural backdrop to their existence that could vary from...

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  • 17 May 1915

    GALLIPOLI - Flight Commander Reginald Marix and his observer Charles Samson were involved in an interesting mission on 17 May 1...

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  • 18 May 1915

    HELLES - The naval campaign was spluttering to a close - at least on the surface. The attempt on the Straits on 18 March had fa...

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  • 19 May 1915

    ANZAC - The Turks received a large reinforcement when their 2nd Division reached Gallipoli on 16 May. The new reservoir of manp...

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  • 20 May 1915

    ANZAC - News of the tremendous success at ANZAC on the night of 19 May gave a great boost to Hamilton when he heard on 20 May....

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