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nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

-after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

to do my duty.

(The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).

14th Aug

Orders received to move from 'C' Beach to 'A' Beach. Took party over- dug

in- very cramped and unsatisfactory camp also filthy day- flies in

galore, enemy soon found us out consequently we got shelled morning and

night. This camp was right opposite supply depot and landing beach and was

continually under shell fire. Food sent up by Q.M.S.

15th Aug . Sunday..

Enemy said "Good Morning" as usual by popping over a few shells - just as

one was having a shave- or at the latrine. Nearly everyone has an attack

of diarrhoea which seems very acute, climate is undoubtedly the cause.

16th/17th/18th & 19th Aug.

Days passed without anything of importance happening.

20th Aug.

Shell fell among Divisional troops at Supply Depot , 6 yards behind my

rations and fatigue party. Killed 4 and wounded 13. Shall never forget it

as long as I live. Quartermaster suggested supplies should be drawn at

night. Bombardment (terrific) 2.30 to 7 p.m. then our troops attacked.

Many, many lives lost.

                                                   -3-





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nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

-after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

to do my duty.

(The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).

14th Aug

Orders received to move from 'C' Beach to 'A' Beach. Took party over- dug

in- very cramped and unsatisfactory camp also filthy day- flies in

galore, enemy soon found us out consequently we got shelled morning and

night. This camp was right opposite supply depot and landing beach and was

continually under shell fire. Food sent up by Q.M.S.

15th Aug . Sunday..

Enemy said "Good Morning" as usual by popping over a few shells - just as

one was having a shave- or at the latrine. Nearly everyone has an attack

of diarrhoea which seems very acute, climate is undoubtedly the cause.

16th/17th/18th & 19th Aug.

Days passed without anything of importance happening.

20th Aug.

Shell fell among Divisional troops at Supply Depot , 6 yards behind my

rations and fatigue party. Killed 4 and wounded 13. Shall never forget it

as long as I live. Quartermaster suggested supplies should be drawn at

night. Bombardment (terrific) 2.30 to 7 p.m. then our troops attacked.

Many, many lives lost.

                                                   -3-






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  • June 6, 2017 21:23:43 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

    collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

    also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

    General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

    I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

    saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

    much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

    who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

    to do my duty.

    (The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

    in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).

    14th Aug

    Orders received to move from 'C' Beach to 'A' Beach. Took party over- dug

    in- very cramped and unsatisfactory camp also filthy day- flies in

    galore, enemy soon found us out consequently we got shelled morning and

    night. This camp was right opposite supply depot and landing beach and was

    continually under shell fire. Food sent up by Q.M.S.

    15th Aug . Sunday..

    Enemy said "Good Morning" as usual by popping over a few shells - just as

    one was having a shave- or at the latrine. Nearly everyone has an attack

    of diarrhoea which seems very acute, climate is undoubtedly the cause.

    16th/17th/18th & 19th Aug.

    Days passed without anything of importance happening.

    20th Aug.

    Shell fell among Divisional troops at Supply Depot , 6 yards behind my

    rations and fatigue party. Killed 4 and wounded 13. Shall never forget it

    as long as I live. Quartermaster suggested supplies should be drawn at

    night. Bombardment (terrific) 2.30 to 7 p.m. then our troops attacked.

    Many, many lives lost.

                                                       -3-





  • June 6, 2017 20:04:37 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

    collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

    also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

    General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

    I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

    saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

    much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

    who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

    to do my duty.

    (The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

    in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).

    14th Aug

    Orders received to move from 'C' Beach to 'A' Beach. Took party over- dug

    in- very cramped and unsatisfactory camp also filthy day- flies in

    galore, enemy soon found us out consequently we got shelled morning and

    night. This camp was right opposite supply depot and landing beach and was

    continually under shell fire. Food sent up by Q.M.S.

    15th Aug . Sunday..

    Enemy said "Good Morning" as usual by popping over a few shells - just as

    one was having a shave- or at the latrine. Nearly everyone has an attack






  • June 6, 2017 20:03:08 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

    collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

    also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

    General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

    I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

    saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

    much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

    who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

    to do my duty.

    (The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

    in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).

    14th Aug

    Orders received to move from 'C' Beach to 'A' Beach. Took party over- dug

    in- very cramped and unsatisfactory camp also filthy day- flies in

    galore, enemy soon found us out consequently we got shelled morning and

    night. This camp was right opposite supply depot and landing beach and was

    continually under shell fire. Food sent up by Q.M.S.





  • June 6, 2017 20:01:12 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

    collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

    also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

    General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.

    I consider I extricated the convoy from a perilous position and really

    saved men, mules and supplies. Up to now no one seems to have considered it

    much except myself but no one knew the circumstances only myself and Delany

    who was with me. Returned to rest camp thanking the almighty I was spared

    to do my duty.

    (The action that Lt./Qm. Claridge took was recognised and he was 'Mentioned

    in Despatches'. See a separte report for the official details).




  • June 6, 2017 19:58:48 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had

    collected afterwards. (Extricated p. and shovels from wire, carried them

    also ammo myself into donga- shells all the time). It was a hot soup and

    General Lloyd remarked that they (Turks) had sprung a nice surprise on us.




  • June 6, 2017 19:57:34 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and

    also Quartermaster Roberts of the Herefords in the right thigh. Wound not

    dangerous. Under my instructions mules were collected undercover in a donga

    -after this I ordered them to come out 3 at a time and directed them to

    the new dumping ground. Fortunately I got the remainder there with no

    casualties but we lost several boxes of ammo and picks etc (?) which I had



  • June 6, 2017 19:55:41 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was

    instructed by Maj. Armstrong to bring back the mules which were 300 yards

    in front towards (the old Hd. Qrs.)  Immediately I got near them the enemy

    started shelling again- landed over a couple of mules, hit a driver and



  • June 6, 2017 19:54:15 Annick Rodriguez

    nullah (and) found Division and Brigade staff together under cover in the

    nullah. Were informed Battalions were coming into nullah for a rest and

    that food was to be dumped in it. S.C. Davies took Maj. Armstrong to show

    him where to put food.  I went with them- when spot was found out I was



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