Friday, 8 May 2015

8th May 1915

One of the 7th Battery's field guns, circa May 1915.

8 May  Saturday 

We were again shelled all day by enemy’s guns.  Our No 2 gun was hit direct + put out of action.  3 casualties – 1 telephonist killed, 2 were wounded.  We got naval gun fire on to enemy’s artillery but were unable to accurately locate them + could not silence their fire.

Saturday 8th May 

About 700 wounded officers and men on Board with the exception of 166 British and 7 Indians all are Australian. Many very sad cases of terrible wounds. Another man died today. Doctor applied hot fomentation to my wounds, much to my relief.

Beautiful day and smooth sea.

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