The R.M.S. Franconia docked at Alexandria, on board which Major Burgess of
the 9th Battery was returned to the Gallipoli peninsula on the 17th May - Burgess
suffered shrapnel wounds in the head & neck when a H.E. shell struck Col.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - C04410]
May 17th 1915 ANZAC
Major W. L. H. Burgess, C/O 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Enemy's OLIVE GROVE BATTERY shelled the beach heavily.
Bomb. G. R. Brown wounded at BRIGHTON BATTERY.
R.M.S. FRANCONIA anchored off ANZAC at 12.15 PM O.C. went ashore + resumed command of 9th Battery at 6.30pm.
Monday 17th May
Lounged about all day reading. Sang a few songs in the afternoon.