Friday, 16 October 2015

16th October 1915

Two terraces at Anzac overlooking the beach, the site of Headquarters and offices of 1st
Division. Captain C. E. W. Bean's dugout was marked by a plaid rug, Colonel Austin next
door under tarpaulin, & kitchen to right front. Officers Colonel Foott, Major Griffiths (whom
Will Sparkes met below), & Colonel Howse were above Bean to the left, whilst Major
Glasfurd, Lieutenant Casey, General Walker, & Colonel White were to the right.

Saturday 16th Oct. 

It was nice and crisp. I had a busy day. Went Ordnance for blankets etc. Saw Stan Shooley again and called on Major Griffith re appt.

(Captain Alan Percy Crisp, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

0410 In accordance with orders for a demonstration No 3 Gun opened fire engaging enemy’s trenches on LONE PINE firing 15 rounds.  An enemy’s gun firing from the direction of GUN RIDGE attempted to engage our No 3 Gun firing 6 rounds without causing damage.

1100 Enemy’s aeroplane flew over our position Northwards + was engaged by a gun from a warship + was put to flight.

1150 Enemy’s artillery op commenced shelling our trenches at LONE PINE.  No 3 Gun opened fire on enemy’s trenches on LONE PINE + PLATEAU 400 firing 39 rounds of shrapnel + 8 High Explosive demolishing portion of the enemy’s parapets + barbed wire entanglements.

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

1040 Enemy aeroplane flying across our position.

1107 Enemies 2nd.aeroplane flying south towards OLIVE GROVE

1200 WINE GLASS BATTERY firing on trenches to left of F.C.O.Station.

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