Turkish soldiers in their trench, similar to those being bombarded by the 7th Battery below.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - H13569]
Sunday 12th Sept
Very like rain. Men to leave late to night. Mouse bit finger while laying half dozing. They run in & out of bags of which my store wall is built etc.
Fixed up a stretcher in store to make myself a little more comfortable. It was fine – you can bet I slept finely this evening.
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
1000 Large party of Turks observed working in communication trench on GUN RIDGE – Sq 68-N-6.
15.00 Considerable movement of mounted men observed at Sq 48-N-5.
11.00 Turks observed putting up sand bags where knocked down by our fire the previous evening (Sq 68-B-6) + also observed moving up + down communication trench in vicinity – probably removing earth after sapping.
18.15 No. 3 gun fired 3 retaliation rds – PS – at overhead cover on slope of PLATEAU 400 at N. end of SURPRISE GULLY knocking down a portion of parapet. Sq 68-b-6.