Thursday, 12 November 2015

12th November 1915

Possibly the same incident, or at least similar, to the one recorded by Will Sparkes below - a
group of Australian soldiers playing "two up" at Browns Dip.  Four minutes after this
photograph was taken, a Turkish shell burst killed for of these men & six others.

Friday 12th Nov

Called up at 9th Bty and in the afternoon went to Canteen for them and secured cakes & on the way back a shell lodged in a dressing shed of the Ambulance at Brown’s Dip and killed 3 poor unfortunates who were there while about 4 others were wounded. I saw the poor fellows getting taken away on stretchers and one seemed in a very bad way. 

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

2nd Lieut East W.H. struck off strength of this Battery + transferred to 1st F.A. Bgde. One man evacuated sick to hospital.  The Battery did not fire.

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

0800 A party of men working in trench just this side of GABA TEPE running paralel with sea.

1445 Gun from SQ.68-W-1 firing over this position.

The remainder of the day passed quietly on this flank.

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