Saturday, 7 November 2015

7th November 1915

When stores arrived back at Gallipoli from Imbros, they were much sought after by the
men - the above shows troops attending an auction of stores, brought back from Imbros
by the 23rd Battalion, at Brown's Dip.

Sunday 7th Nov

To-day we fixed prices to allow of a little profit for breakages etc & then called for orders from the Batterys. Needless to say the orders far exceeded the stock I had secured. In the evening I made up the orders working late to have them ready early.

During the evening our Light Horse went out & took a Turkish Trench on the right. Our Artillery did a lot of firing to keep off any reinforcements. There was little or no opposition to the stunt as we call these little affairs. I am sorry to say the Lieut Tibby Brunditt an old Brisbane Boy who was in our 5th Light Horse was killed by a Turk. He shot him when only a few yards away.

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

The Battery did not fire.

2130 2nd L.H. Bgde advanced 30 yards south of CHATHAMS POST covered by Howitzer fire + consolidated the ground taken.  7th Battery was held in readiness in case of counter attack by enemy.

Eleven men rejoined Battery from Mudros Rest Camp.

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

0950 Gun from left of OLIVE GROVE firing over 7th.Battery.  Gun from SQ.68-W-1 firing on RIGHT FLANK.  9th.Heavy and Lowland Batteries retaliated.

1707 Gun from SQ.68-W-1 firing on RIGHT FLANK.  Warships and Lowland Battery engaged enemy trenches in vicinity of TWIN TRENCHES.

1610 An 8.2 gun shelled McCAYS RIDGE from North Easterly direction.  One shell fell in No.4.Gun pit 9th.Battery exploded cartridges of 5 rounds and one man was scorched on arms and face.  Gun was uninjured.

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