Wednesday, 23 September 2015

23rd September 1915

A Turkish Army camel, laden with supplies - a number were
spotted by the 7th Battery (below).
[Courtesy of]

Thursday 23rd Sept

Went again to Ordnance. Had busy day getting goods and etc and later on when mules brought parcels up I issued to those required.

Sept. 23
(Lieutenant Sydney Francis Hodgens, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

0805 No. 3 gun fired 5 rds. P.S. at crest + slope of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq. 68-B-6) in retaliation for Turkish gun firing on LONESOME PINE.  Ranges 960x-915x  Effect – Portion of parapets on crest knocked down + bomb-proof cover damaged.

0830 to 0845 and 0940 No 3 gun fired 16 rds P.S. at above targets in retaliation for Turkish gun firing on LONESOME PINE causing further damage to parapets.

0900 Five loaded camels seen moving southwards along MAIDOS ROAD.

17.00 to 17.10 Train of about 30 loaded mules seen moving south road junction Sq. 48-N-5.

17.00 Party of about 60 Turks observed leaving communication trench from “Boomerang Trench” Sq. 68-N-6 – apparently relieving.

17.35 Party working at 55-K-5.  Picks + shovels only visible.


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