Tuesday, 22 September 2015

22nd September 1915

An Australian Brigade in Rest Gully, utilising waterproof sheets (ground sheets) above
their dugouts - thesesheets were highly sought after by the men on Gallipoli (as issued
by Will Sparkes, below).
[Courtesy of Project Gutenberg]

Wednesday 22nd 

Very keen again. Winds just like our Westerly. Busy on fresh indents etc. Ordnance & Ground sheets.

Sept. 22
(Lieutenant Sydney Francis Hodgens, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

1000 No. 3 gun fired 4 rds. P.S. (range 915x) at Bomb-proof cover on slope of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY.  Sq. 68-B-6 in retaliation for enemy gun firing on LONESOME PINE.  Effect – Slight damage to cover.

1100 No. 3 gun fired 3 rds. P.S. at same target, also in retaliation causing further damage to bomb-proof cover.

1245 Earthworks under construction Sq. 55-K-5.

15.40 Old communication trench on forward slope of GUN RIDGE being improved Sq. 68-N-6.

17.10 Party of about 100 Turks observed passing down communication trench into “Boomerang Trench”.  Reported to 9th Battery.  Similar parties are generally noticed about this time daily either passing into or going from “Boomerang Trench” + are evidently reliefs.

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