Wednesday, 21 October 2015

21st October 1915

The H.M.S. Grafton, one of the "bulge cruisers" sitting off Gallipoli - Major Hughes makes
reference to the Grafton firing on Turkish positions on the 21st October 1915 (below)
[Courtesy of Gallipoli Association]

Tuesday 21st Oct

Apptd Temporary Corp vice 20th Bliss

It was a crisp nice day. In the morning I was along to Ordnance.

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

The Battery did not fire.

21-10-15. 1900.
(Major Francis Augustus Hughes, temporary O/C 3rd Field Artillery Brigade)

0805 Party of men and horses behind Centre Section of Olive Grove.

0833 Enemy Air-craft going due north.

0835 Heavy and 9th Battery engaged Wine Glass.

1220 Gun from Olive Grove firing on beach consider to be Left Section.

1230 9th Battery fired on Trenches Left of Twin Trench Knoll.

1350 9th Battery fired on Mule Train on Kilid Bahar Road.

1404 About a dozen or more Camels to the Left of North Maidos Road.

1630 Monitor engaged Target of yesterday in Sq 38.R. whilst Grafton ,engaged another target apparently an earth-work on coast east of Monitors target.

1700 9th Battery fired on horsemen on Kilid Bahar Road.

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