My two main references for the snippets of background information are:

Bloody Gallipoli: The New Zealanders' Story, by Richard Stowers. Published by David Bateman, 2005.

Gallipoli: Untold stories from war correspondent Charles Bean and front-line Anzacs. A 90th Anniversary Tribute. By Jonathan King and Michael Bowers. Published by Random House NZ, 2005.


Information about those who died I found at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Sir Ian Hamilton's despatches are available at  

Other Anzac diaries on the Web: (diary of a gunner in the 2nd battery of the NZ Artillery)


WWI sites: