Looking south from artillery positions on the heights of Gallipoli, between Brown's Dip
& Macay's Hill, 2nd September 1915.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - H03544]
Thursday 2nd September
I was bad during the night and had to go to the rear on several occasions. Although it was midnight & later had company on nearly every occasion. Things were still a bit quiet during the day.
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
(Captain William Charles Waite, temporary O/C 7th Battery)
15.30 No. 4 gun destroyed, with 2 rds P.S. at a range of 650x, the overhead cover of a Machine Gun emplacement on WEIR RIDGE (Sq 68-H-2) at the request of our Infantry + then fired 11 rds P.S. at slope of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq 68-b-6) demolishing parapets which had been rebuilt during night 1/2 Sept. Ranges 815x to 920x. Both series in retaliation for Turkish fire on our trenches.
18.45 No. 4 gun fired 1 rd P.S. at a range of 875x at Slope of PLATEAU 400 Sq 68-b-6 partially destroying parapet of a Turkish trench. Observers reported that Turks had completed communication trench across POPPY VALLEY from “Echelon trenches” to HOLLY RIDGE 68-L-5 to 3.