Gurkha soldiers resting in a trench at Gallipoli, 1915.

Photograph, World War One, Gallipoli (1915). During the Gallipoli campaign the Gurkhas reinforced their reputation as tough and fearless soldiers. On 9 August 1915 they temporarily stormed the highest point on the peninsular at Sari Bair ridge, becoming the only troops in the whole campaign to look down on the Straits below – the ultimate objective of the landings. Gurkha units that served in the Dardanelles included 1st Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1st Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles, and 2nd Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles.