Sunday, 18 October 2015

18th October 1915


The 4.7 inch gun pit that housed members of the Australian Field Artillery, for five
months on the Gallipoli Peninsula.



Monday 18th 

Last night I did not sleep well. It rained towards morning and the Turkish mice also disturbed my dreams. These rodents have made a comfortable home between the sand bags and as I make my bunk up close to the wall they make me form a bridge as they go to & fro you can imagine the feeling as these creatures run across your blanket. It takes a lot to get to sleep once you have felt them about.

Today I am sorry to have to note a Naval gun 4 point 5 which is on a ridge behind our guns & the trenches had a premature burst. The early explosion of the shell wounded four Light Horse men just rear of my store.




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

1450 Enemy’s artillery opened fire on our position trenches at LONE PINE.  Our No 3 gun retaliated by shelling enemy’s trenches on SNIPERS RIDGE + PLATEAU 400 firing four rounds.

1530 Enemy again shelled our trenches + No 3 Gun opened fire on enemy’s trenches on PLATEAU 400 firing 3 rounds.






18-10-15
(Major Francis Augustus Hughes, temporary O/C 3rd Field Artillery Brigade)

0845. A Mule Convoy moving towards Olive Grove behind Gun Ridge.

0940 Mule Transport Kilid Bahr Road going South.

1135. Party of Horses and Camels on Northern section of Kilid Bahr Road.















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