Sunday, 18 October 2015

17th October 1915


"Mail Day Gallipoli" showing some Australian soldiers clustered round the "Postman"
hoping to receive a letter, others opening their mail.



Sunday 17th 

A sprinkling of rain &and very overcast. Last night I received a bundle of Papers from Egypt and have not so far any knowledge of the sender. We heard some days ago that Bombardier McKinnon Gunners Clark and Moore had died through the result of their injuries.









17
(Captain Alan Percy Crisp, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

1145 Enemy’s artillery commenced shelling our trenches at LONE PINE.  No 3 Gun shelled enemy’s trenches on LONE PINE + PLATEAU 400 firing 27 shrapnel and 8 High Explosive demolishing portions of enemy’s parapets.









17.10.15
(Major Francis Augustus Hughes, temporary O/C 3rd Field Artillery Brigade)

0700 Party of men drilling on OLD PARADE GROUND.

1639 Two transports on the right of trees this side of HOSPITAL.

1130 Enemy Gun from SCRUBBY KNOLL opened fire on our LONE PINE TRENCHES.  Our guns retaliated and a general Artillery Engagement ensued up to 1215.  Enemy Guns ceased fired.













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