Thursday, 27 August 2015

27th August 1915

"Diagram of Telephone Communications: 27th August 1915" - the 7th Battery's Observation
Station & Guns are located to the far right of map, passed the 3rd F.A.B. Headquarters (click
on above to enlarge image).
 [Courtesy of Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company]

Friday 27th August 

It was blowing fairly cold to-day and was still like rain. We were pleased to see our Major returned yesterday. His presence was very welcome. A high explosive shell burst just above where my store is situated & wounded about 8 men. It was a cry of stretcher bearers everywhere for a few minutes. The men that were wounded were standing round on the ridge side where their dug outs were. A very big shell fell just below our latrines this afternoon.

(Captain William Charles Waite, temporary O/C 7th Battery) 

Enemy active constructing trenches on our Southern zone

"1st Divisional Artillery Arcs of Fire: 26th August 1915" - the 7th Battery's position is
marked with a star (click on above for enlarged image).

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