Monday, 14 September 2015

14th September 1915


Men of the 4th Australian Field Ambulance pushing wheelbarrows of dirt - "Digging
winter quarters Walden Grove" -  September 1915.



Tuesday 14th 

I went to Ordnance to get officers clothing etc also to arrange about mules for drawing indent goods on the following day. Received note from Jack Fitzgerald our Field Cashier.











Sept. 14
(Lieutenant Sydney Francis Hodgens, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

07.15 No. 3 gun fired 1 rd P.S. at bomb-proof shelter, slope of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq 68-B-6) at a range of 915x knocking down a number of sand bags.  Firing was in retaliation for gun firing on LONESOME PINE.

08.45 No. 3 gun fired 6 rds P.S. at overhead cover (mentioned above 11.05, 13/9/15) breaking up a number of baked mud bricks rebuilt during night of 13/14 Sept.  Retaliation series for gun firing on LONESOME PINE.

10.45 Gun observed firing from OLIVE GROVE – Sq. 56-W-1 – Smoke very plainly seen, gun n neither gun or flash visible.

14.25 Smoke from Turkish gun firing from OLIVE GROVE – Sq. 56-Q-4 – Very plainly seen.  Gun was engaged by 9th Battery.

18.15 No. 3 gun fired 3 rds P.S. at bomb-proof shelter – range 915x – on slope of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq. 68-b-6).  Retaliation for gun firing on LONESOME PINE.  Sandbags knocked down.

20.00 Party of 5 N.C.O’s and 15 men from Battery reported to Capt. Waite, 3rd B.A.C., (who was in charge of a party from Divl. Artillery) + proceeded to Mudros for rest under his charge.












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