[Material prepared for evidence before Dardanelles Commission] Operations during August
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This file includes letters, reports, and orders related to operations at Gallipoli during August 1915. Subjects discussed in these items include water supply, the landscape of Gallipoli, plans for Hill 971, and reports on the actions at Lone Pine and the Turkish counter attack of 10 August 1915. This file was part of Item 1 on Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood's list of files submitted as evidence to the Dardanelles Commission. This original list can be found in 3DRL/3376 11/15 File 1.
This file is divided as follows:
A. Appreciation of plans for attack. Includes: Memorandum by Birdwood, 30 May 1915 and letter from Birdwood to General Headquarters, 10 July 1915.
B. Notes on water supply for August offensive, [c. after 6 August 1915]
C. Landing of additional troops, and best method of their employment. Includes: letter from Birdwood to General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, 13 May 1915; letter from Birdwood to General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, 16 May 1915; letter from Birdwood to Colonel Oswald Arthur Gerald Fitzgerald, 27 June 1915 and report by Birdwood, 1 July 1915
D. Selected officers and NCO’s of new units to see organisation of trenches. Includes: draft special order, 4 August 1915
E. Special order to troops describing operations. Includes: draft order, 14 July 1917
F. Letter to General John Grenfell Maxwell describing the general operations, landing at Suvla and interview with General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton urging employment of reserve division, 9 August 1915
G. Letter to General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton re withdrawal from Chunuk Bair. Includes: letter to General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, 10 August 1915 and letter to General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, 15 August 1915
H. D/O letter regarding August operations, 10 August 1915
K. D/O letter to Field Marshal Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener regarding August operations, 19 August 1915
L. Letter to Field Marshal Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener regarding the general operations and interview with General Stopford prior to Suvla landing, 22 August 1915
M. Orders for the August operations, n.d. [2 copies - duplicate not scanned]
N. Letter to Captain Boyle, RN, re report of our gun fire falling short on Chunuk Bair, 1 September 1915