Monday, 28 September 2015

28th September 1915

The Turkish trenches on Sniper's Ridge, showing the unstable ground heavily reinforced
with a mud brick retaining wall, which the 7th Battery guns repeatedly demolished
(below) - one a series of photographs taken on the Gallipoli Peninsula under the direction
of Captain C. E. W. Bean of the Australian Historical Mission, during the months of 
February and March, 1919.

Tuesday 28th 

I had a quiet day. In the evening there was a very heavy bombardment taking place both on our right & on our left. The sky was lit with the bursting of the shells & the searchlights from the man-o-war vessels. Towards midnight one of the enemy’s Taubes flew over our lines very low and dropped some bombs happily for us without any serious effect.

Sept. 28
(Lieutenant Sydney Francis Hodgens, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

0920 No. 3 gun fired 5 rds H.E. + 4 rds. P.S. at small gun emplacement on SNIPERS RIDGE (Sq. 68-B-8) completely destroying sandbag parapets which had been rebuilt + overhead cover.  Range 760x.  Retaliation for gun firing on trenches N.W. of LONESOME PINE.

10.05 No. 3 gun fired 7 rds. P.S. at Observation Stn on slope of PLATEAU 400 N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq. 68-B-6) pointed out by 10th Battln. observer, in retaliation for a gun firing on LONESOME PINE.  Range 940x.  Effect – Sandbag parapets destroyed.

11.15 Smoke from 2 enemy guns firing from behind OLIVE GROVE observed.  Sq. 56-Q-4.  Engaged by 9th + Heavy Bty.

16.15 Movement of Mule transport observed at Sq. 48-N-6.

17.10 Camel transport observed moving Southwards.  Sq. 48-N-6. 

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