Monday, 16 November 2015

16th November 1915


Gurkhas cooking in their field kitchen at Gallipoli - admired by Will Sparkes (below).



Tuesday 16th Nov

The sea is still very angry looking. Yesterday while coming along to North Beach the scene was very fine although carrying destruction with it. The sea was lashed into spray on the beach & over the jetties etc.

The Gurkas here are a fine class of men - very mongolian looking but sturdy & well made always smiling through their dark eyes and boyish in their character.

Went to Y.M.C.A in the afternoon again for the 7th but found no trawler had arrived & consequently no cakes.





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

Battery did not fire.











16.11.15
(Major Francis Augustus Hughes, temporary O/C 3rd Field Artillery Brigade)

0915 Party of men behind GUN RIDGE to right of WINE GLASS TREE going North.  8th.Battery engaged this target.

0930 Gun which we cannot locate but firing from the direct: of SQ.68-W-1 o-pened towards 9th.Battery position.  9th.Battery retaliated.  Our Howitzer also fired on left corner of CORNPATCH on GUN RIDGE.

1125 Small gun unlocated opened fire from direction of right of GUN RIDGE.

1320 Gun from Rt.Sec.of WINE GLASS BATTERY opened fire on our RIGHT FLANK TRENCHES.

1350 Gun from OLIVE GROVE firing over F.C.O.

1605 Mule transport moving south behind GUN RIDGE in fron of ALMOND GROVE.












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