Wednesday, 14 October 2015

14th October 1915

Part of the Headquarters of the 5th and 6th Australian Light Horse Regiments on the right of
Rosenthal Ridge, behind the old firing line.

Thursday 14th Oct 

The morning again opened up keen and looked as if it would continue so. The breeze got strong and it made one find the warm spots. In the afternoon I saw Garth Billington of the 5th Light Horse and had a good yarn & then went over the 5th Trenches with Capt Wright. It was wonderful the networks of cuttings & dugouts – all splendidly arranged.

Oct. 14
(Lieutenant Sydney Francis Hodgens, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

09.25 Working party 20 to 30 strong working in trench in front  of OLIVE GROVE 55-Y-9.  Engaged by 9th Battery.

Observed that portion of wire entanglement destroyed by our fire yesterday had been rebuilt during the night, and further entanglements constructed on slope of PLATEAU 400, 68-C-7.

09.30 Small party working in trench on PINE RIDGE 68-M-2.

10.15 Constant movement of men observed in Communication Trench 67-Z-6.

14.10 Small party observed working behind crest of PLATEAU 400 68-C-7.

18.30 Work on alternative emplacement resumed.

(Major Francis Augustus Hughes, temporary O/C 3rd Field Artillery Brigade)

0710 Troops drilling on OLD PARADE GROUND to right of WHITE RUINS.

1222 Horses and men behind GUN RIDGE to right of ALMOND GROVE.

Very quiet on RIGHT FLANK to-day.

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