Tuesday, 27 October 2015

27th October 1915

Indian mules in very deep shelters dug for them at the Indian Hospital camp, Shrapnel Gully,
October 1915.  These excavations afforded protection from the shells from "Beachy Bill."

Wednesday 27th Oct

It is windy to-day & dusty. There was a big fusilade of shelling before midday. The Turks opened up on us from most of their Batteries.

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

1130 Enemy's artillery opened heavy fire on position occupied by this battery which bombardment continued for about 20 minutes.  The hostile guns were engaged by 9th Battery also 5 inch + 6 inch Howitzers + silenced.  No damage was done to our position.  This Battery did not fire.

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

0835 Transport in centre section of KILID BAHR ROAD going south apparently very heavily laden.

0915 Heavy and 9th.Batteries fired on OLIVE GROVE.

1140 Heavy shelling from direction of OLIVE GROVE AND SCRUBBY KNOLL directed on RIGHT FLANK.

Heavy and 9th.Batteries engaged OLIVE GROVE.

Remainder of day passed quietly on RIGHT FLANK.

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