Anzac Cove beach on the 9th September 1915 - a similar sight to which Will Sparkes
was overlooking on the 6th September (below).
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - P00176.008]
A nice day – Fairly busy re equipment. It is lovely to look out over the ocean as the breeze comes wafting over its rippling water.
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
Prior designations of the 7th Battery Guns, marked centre left as 'HUGHES BATTERY,'
was reorganised as per Captain Waite's diary, below (click image to enlarge).
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - RC04181]
(Captain William Charles Waite, temporary O/C 7th Battery)
Battery did not fire. All zones quiet.
Guns renumbered from right (original No. 1 Gun having been moved to left flank)
as emergency “No. 2” Gun being now “No. 1;” “No. 3” – “No. 2;” “No.
4 – No. 3” + “No. 1” – “No. 4.”
Keith Murdoch, Managing Editor of the Sydney Sun & Melbourne Herald, outside Capt.
C.E.W. Bean's dugout at Anzac Cove. Murdoch arrived at Anzac Cove on the 3rd
September 1915, for a whirlwind tour as journalist under permission from General
Hamilton, and returned for Headquarters at Imbros on the 6th September 1915 - during
his time at Gallpioli, after witnessing the battle front for himself & no doubt taking
notes from Captain Bean, Murdoch would hatch a plan in corroboration with fellow
journalist Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, to circumvent the strict censorship rules
governing war correspondents & bring attention to the actual situation at Gallipoli.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - A05396]