This Day In History: 1915-08-18

The 2nd Battalion, in France, sent one British Officer, two Gurkha Officers and 100 Gurkha Other Ranks to Gallipoli. They left the Battalion two days later and on arrival formed part of the Divisional Reserve, reinforcing three battalions of other Gurkha Regiments fighting against the Turks there in wretched conditions until the entire force was withdrawn on 19 December. The 2nd Goorkhas contingent rejoined the Second Battalion in Egypt.