The British invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey proved to be disastrous. The Lansdowne Pals found themselves in the thick of it. Edgar Poulter describes conditions at Chocolate Hill.

Edgar Poulter was with the Lansdowne Pals advancing on Chocolate Hill at Gallipoli here he heard and saw the effects of battle. He remembers, "First time we all began to feel a little bit funny in the pit of the stomach we saw the first wounded we had ever seen coming back".

Edgar Poulter recalls the commanding officer Colonel Geoffrey Downing, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers walking along unconcerned as the men lay for cover.