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in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

missing). Nearly cried.

11th Aug.

Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

afternoon. Was a good man).

Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we

found the spot, unloaded mules, while doing so, I struck a match not

thinking about the Turks- they immediately opened fire on us. Thank God no

one was hit. Shall never forgive myself for striking that match. Acted as

guide coming home. Found way alright. Got home about 12.30 a.m.

Shells found our rest camp continually during the day - no one hit. Supply

depot shelled - no damage.

12th Aug

Nothing fresh- no sleep through firing during the night- had sleep at

Supply depot for about an hour. Schwarz went with convoy, managed alright,

Went to camp had a little sleep.

13th Aug

Had orders to proceed with convoy as early as possible- started about 3

p.m. After going about 1 1/2 miles- Turks caught us (60 mules and about 36

officers and men including four Quartermasters) in the open. Shelled us for

about half an hour- during this time no one was hit. Self and Armstrong

had some narrow squeak. We lay flat in a gully about 9" deep as pieces of

shell flew all around is. Shelling eased for a short time , came into a

                                         -2-






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in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

missing). Nearly cried.

11th Aug.

Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

afternoon. Was a good man).

Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we

found the spot, unloaded mules, while doing so, I struck a match not

thinking about the Turks- they immediately opened fire on us. Thank God no

one was hit. Shall never forgive myself for striking that match. Acted as

guide coming home. Found way alright. Got home about 12.30 a.m.

Shells found our rest camp continually during the day - no one hit. Supply

depot shelled - no damage.

12th Aug

Nothing fresh- no sleep through firing during the night- had sleep at

Supply depot for about an hour. Schwarz went with convoy, managed alright,

Went to camp had a little sleep.

13th Aug

Had orders to proceed with convoy as early as possible- started about 3

p.m. After going about 1 1/2 miles- Turks caught us (60 mules and about 36

officers and men including four Quartermasters) in the open. Shelled us for

about half an hour- during this time no one was hit. Self and Armstrong

had some narrow squeak. We lay flat in a gully about 9" deep as pieces of

shell flew all around is. Shelling eased for a short time , came into a

                                         -2-







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  • June 6, 2017 19:45:52 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

    afternoon. Was a good man).

    Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

    camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

    be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we

    found the spot, unloaded mules, while doing so, I struck a match not

    thinking about the Turks- they immediately opened fire on us. Thank God no

    one was hit. Shall never forgive myself for striking that match. Acted as

    guide coming home. Found way alright. Got home about 12.30 a.m.

    Shells found our rest camp continually during the day - no one hit. Supply

    depot shelled - no damage.

    12th Aug

    Nothing fresh- no sleep through firing during the night- had sleep at

    Supply depot for about an hour. Schwarz went with convoy, managed alright,

    Went to camp had a little sleep.

    13th Aug

    Had orders to proceed with convoy as early as possible- started about 3

    p.m. After going about 1 1/2 miles- Turks caught us (60 mules and about 36

    officers and men including four Quartermasters) in the open. Shelled us for

    about half an hour- during this time no one was hit. Self and Armstrong

    had some narrow squeak. We lay flat in a gully about 9" deep as pieces of

    shell flew all around is. Shelling eased for a short time , came into a

                                             -2-






  • June 6, 2017 19:40:37 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

    afternoon. Was a good man).

    Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

    camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

    be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we

    found the spot, unloaded mules, while doing so, I struck a match not

    thinking about the Turks- they immediately opened fire on us. Thank God no

    one was hit. Shall never forgive myself for striking that match. Acted as

    guide coming home. Found way alright. Got home about 12.30 a.m.

    Shells found our rest camp continually during the day - no one hit. Supply

    depot shelled - no damage.

    12th Aug

    Nothing fresh- no sleep through firing during the night- has sleep







  • June 6, 2017 19:39:08 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

    afternoon. Was a good man).

    Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

    camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

    be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we

    found the spot, unloaded mules, while doing so, I struck a match not

    thinking about the Turks- they immediately opened fire on us. Thank God no

    one was hit. Shall never forgive myself for striking that match. Acted as

    guide coming home. Found way alright. Got home about 12.30 a.m.







  • June 6, 2017 19:37:25 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

    afternoon. Was a good man).

    Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

    camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to

    be easy enough when I returned without a guide in the dark. At last we







  • June 6, 2017 19:37:02 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy about 7.30 p.m. (Poor Major Head killed this

    afternoon. Was a good man).

    Schwarz took 30 mules loaded earlier found place alright and returned to

    camp- Guides we had (2) men not at all sure of the road which seemed to






  • June 6, 2017 19:34:37 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.

    11th Aug.

    Guard on food not returned. Took party to draw supplies etc. at 8.30 a.m.

    Arrived there 10 a.m. men made tea about 12 noon- very hot day. Left

    supply depot with convoy





  • June 6, 2017 19:32:47 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and

    rifles firing all night, no sleep. In addition other guns were being

    brought up in position, received word about our casualties. (Killed - 5

    officers, 11 rank & file, Wounded - 6 officers, 102 rank and file , 36

    missing). Nearly cried.






  • June 6, 2017 19:30:53 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I

    fell party in, left Price, George and Drury with the food as guard and

    made tracks for our rest camp. Shall never forget this march as long as I

    live- distance was bout 3 miles, first 2 across Salt Lake. Took same road

    as Battn. did in the morning-every step one took he went up to his knees

    in dirty shiny mud. I led the party and about every 120 yards we had to

    stop for a rest owing to being so exhausted while crossing the lake. It was

    awfully close and everyone perspired tremendously. Landed at rest camp

    about 3.30 a.m. Had a difficult job to find the coreect spot. Guns and





  • June 6, 2017 19:27:54 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild firing, Officers, Nco's etc, shouting , they finally

    stopped. After a lot of persuasion the Battn. fell in and returned to their

    position . My party all got their arms in readiness for self defence. Thank

    God they never saw us although we were only about 30 yards from them. In

    the dark they may have taken us for Turks. After the D, Fusiliers cleared

    off we settled down to rest with a sentry over the food, which was to be

    given to those of the Battn. who were sent- this was Major Head's order.

    We waited until 2 a.m. No one came. Stray shots flew about now & again. I




  • June 5, 2017 23:06:53 Annick Rodriguez

    in a breathless state and no wonder- it was pitch dark. Dublin Fusiliers

    was (were) behind him (them) running away in a panic across the Salt Lake-

    they were under the impression that Turks had broken through the lines.

    After a lot of wild


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