Friday, 27 November 2015

27th November 1915

Mule transport at the top of White's Gully, near the 1st Division Headquarters - a similar
mule transport would have been used by Will Sparkes to transport his Canteen stores up
from the beach (below).

Saturday 27th Nov

Went down to Beach again this morning & saw McLaren Lowlands. On way down arranged for Mules to take cases away from Beach. Waited till they arrived & got wet through again. It was bitterly cold. Had long journey back up ridges to escape view of enemy as we were attempting to mislead the Turks that we were evacuating the positions we held. I found 2 cases were missing after everything was checked over but where they had gone it was hard to say.

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

The Battery did not fire.

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

1100 H.M.S."GRAFTON" engaged enemy gun position at SQ.47.M. with good effect and observations were given from F.C.O.  H.M.S."GRAFTON" ceased fire at 1135.  During the series an enemy gun from OLIVE GROVE fired at H.M.S."GRAFTON" and also on the BEACH.

1220 Enemy gun from the direction of CEMENT EMPLACEMENT fired towards CHATHAMS POST.

1500 Enemy gun from the Northern section of WINE GLASS BATTERY fired a number of rounds on our RIGHT FLANK.

The day has been fairly quiet.  The OLIVE GROVE guns having fired very little in comparison to the past few days.

1655 H.M.S."GRAFTON" fired a few rounds at targets SQ.55-K-3.

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