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

  • 26 May 1915

    ANZAC - The Australian war correspondent Charles Bean provides a succinct review of the difficulties facing the Gallipoli opera...

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  • 27 May 1915

    HELLES - On May 27, two days after the sinking of HMS Triumph, von Hersing struck again, this time off the coast of Cape Helles...

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  • 28 May 1915

    HELLES - The period leading up to the planned attack on 4 June was taken up with preparations. It had been decided that the tre...

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  • 29 May 1915

    HELLES - The RND had dug its own rest camps for each of the battalions. When they were out of the line they would return to the...

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  • 30 May 1915

    HELLES - Lieutenant John Hugh Allen, 1st Essex Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division - sent a letter home describing the stress...

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