Tuesday, 1 December 2015

1st December 1915

Looking west from Artillery Road across Clark's Gully, December 2015.

Wednesday Dec 1st 1915

It was a little warmer to-day & the snow commenced to thaw. The ground which had been frozen hard soon became soft again & although it was previously as dry as it possibly could be from appearances it soon became a quagmire. Wherever there was much traffic it was muddy & soft & where the water lay in any corner it was frozen into ice. The mountains in the far distance Islands of the Aegean Sea looked a picture in the Sun. I was busy issuing out to the various Units again to-day. Went down to Olly Gunderson & gave him a few stores. It was late & a cool trip to the Beach.

Dec 1
(Captain Alan Percy Crisp, temporary O/C 7th Battery)

One man evacuated to hospital sick.

The Battery did not fire.

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

0745 Enemy gun from OLIVE GROVE fired towards BEACH, continuing at irregular intervals.

0935 8th.Battery fired on OLIVE GROVE.

1140 Enemy working party North of SQ.68-W-1, fired on by 8th.Battery with good effect.

1147 Enemy 75.m.m.gun from direction of SCRUBBY KNOLL fired on our RIGHT FLANK.  A gun from the WINE GLASS BATTERY, unlocated, fired towards 3rd.Battery.  Lowland Battery retaliated.

1152 Enemy gun from OLIVE GROVE again fired,9th.Battery engaged this target.

1220 Enemy aircraft observed going North.  Fired on by our Anti-aircraftGun.

1305 A gun from Right of OLIVE GROVE fired towards BEACH

1355 8th.Battery fired a few rounds in vicinity of TWIN TRENCHES.

1415 Enemy guns from OLIVE GROVE again fired 1 round going towards LONE PINE and the remainder towards BEACH.  Three different guns were observed.  8th.9th.and Heavy Batteries retaliated, and a steady fire was continued until 1545 during which times the WINE GLASS guns again firedand Lowland Battery fired a few rounds in vicinity of PINE RIDGE TRENCHES.

1610 Fire was again commenced by enemy 75.m.m.gun from SCRUBBY KNOLL.  A WINE GLASS GUNand another unlocated gun from the vicinity of CEMENT EMPLACEMENT, all of which fired towards CHATHAMS POST.Lowland Battery fired on WINE GLASS,8th and 9th.Batteries on to OLIVE GROVE.

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