1:20,000 Map Grid Reference Square 68, showing Ryrie's Post, Holly Ridge, Tasmania
Post, Leane's Trench, Valley of Despair, Allah Gully, Silt Spur, Cooee Gully, Sniper's
Ridge, Surprise Gully, Wanliss Gully, Weir Ridge, Pine Ridge.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - RC04274]
Nice & crisp still. Fairly quiet. Still building up my store for Winter etc.
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
Sept. 8(Captain William Charles Waite, temporary O/C 7th Battery)
1900 No. 3 gun fired 4 rds (2 Time Shrapnel Fuze 1.9, 2 P.S) at slope + crest of PLATEAU 400, N. end of SURPRISE GULLY (Sq 68-b-6) at ranges of 915x + 950x, in retaliation to enemy gun firing on LONESOME PINE. Effective bursts of shrapnel obtained against a small party observed in one trench + parapets damaged.