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22nd Oct.

Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

- started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

Reading until 11 p.m.

23rd Oct.

Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

24th Oct. Sunday

No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

25th Oct.

Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fortnight ago. Night

very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

26th Oct.

Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

killed 1 wounded all of our 6th Battalion in Borthwick's dugout- 1 shrapnel bullet made a hole in

the roof of it, but touched no-one. One bullet went through the top of our

mess room which I have kept. Shelling ceased about 11 a.m. A little rain

between 3 and 4 p.m. J.E. Parry and Brookes joined us. Bean also came to

1/6 R.W.F. Went for a walk around Oxford Street, Park Lane etc. at 6 p.m.

and came to barbed wire and guns on return journey. Sent letter to Lizzie.

27th Oct.

Fine day and very quiet, no shelling on our camp.

                                                -12-




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22nd Oct.

Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

- started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

Reading until 11 p.m.

23rd Oct.

Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

24th Oct. Sunday

No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

25th Oct.

Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fortnight ago. Night

very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

26th Oct.

Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

killed 1 wounded all of our 6th Battalion in Borthwick's dugout- 1 shrapnel bullet made a hole in

the roof of it, but touched no-one. One bullet went through the top of our

mess room which I have kept. Shelling ceased about 11 a.m. A little rain

between 3 and 4 p.m. J.E. Parry and Brookes joined us. Bean also came to

1/6 R.W.F. Went for a walk around Oxford Street, Park Lane etc. at 6 p.m.

and came to barbed wire and guns on return journey. Sent letter to Lizzie.

27th Oct.

Fine day and very quiet, no shelling on our camp.

                                                -12-





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  • June 7, 2017 21:24:27 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

    towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

    and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

    Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fortnight ago. Night

    very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

    shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

    shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

    26th Oct.

    Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

    killed 1 wounded all of our 6th Battalion in Borthwick's dugout- 1 shrapnel bullet made a hole in

    the roof of it, but touched no-one. One bullet went through the top of our

    mess room which I have kept. Shelling ceased about 11 a.m. A little rain

    between 3 and 4 p.m. J.E. Parry and Brookes joined us. Bean also came to

    1/6 R.W.F. Went for a walk around Oxford Street, Park Lane etc. at 6 p.m.

    and came to barbed wire and guns on return journey. Sent letter to Lizzie.

    27th Oct.

    Fine day and very quiet, no shelling on our camp.

                                                    -12-




  • June 7, 2017 21:24:19 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

    towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

    and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

    Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fortnight ago. Night

    very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

    shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

    shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

    26th Oct.

    Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

    killed 1 wounded all of our 6th Battalion in Borthwick's dugout- 1 shrapnel bullet made a hole in

    the roof of it, but touched no-one. One bullet went through the top of our

    mess room which I have kept. Shelling ceased about 11 a.m. A little rain

    between 3 and 4 p.m. J.E. Parry and Brookes joined us. Bean also came to

    1/6 R.W.F. Went for a walk around Oxford Street, Park Lane etc. at 6 p.m.

    and came to barbed wire and guns on return journey. Sent letter to Lizzie.

    27th Oct.

    Fine day and very quiet, no shelling on our camp.




  • June 7, 2017 21:22:50 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

    towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

    and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

    Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fortnight ago. Night

    very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

    shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

    shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

    26th Oct.

    Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

    killed 1 wounded all of our 6th Battalion in Borthwick's dugout- 1 shrapnel bullet made a hole in

    the roof of it, but touched no-one. One bullet went through the top of our

    mess room which I have kept. Shelling ceased about 11 a.m. A little rain

    between 3 and 4 p.m. J.E. Parry and Brookes joined us. Bean also came to

    1/6 R.W.F. Went for a walk 



  • June 7, 2017 21:16:59 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

    towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

    and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

    Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fornight ago. Night

    very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

    shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

    shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.

    26th Oct.

    Dull morning - south  westerly wind. 10 a.m. enemy shelled our position 3

    killed I wounded all of our 6th Battalion




  • June 7, 2017 21:14:12 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear to be making

    towards Lemnos. Plenty of aeroplanes out this morning - all ours. Lt. Home

    and Vickers 8th Welsh Fusiliers came to see me- told me about poor Bill

    Hills death- while bombing fish at Lala Baba about a fornight ago. Night

    very cold. Usual straffe all day. Guns (on) boat in gulf of Saros commenced

    shelling 'Pimple' at 6.50 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Guns on right of our ridges

    shelled same place at 8.45 p.m.




  • June 7, 2017 20:34:59 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Oct.

    Awful night-blowing a gale all through ( night ). Continued during the day

    - started raining at 4 p.m. and had not ceased when I retired. Enemy

    shelled mule parks at 7.15 p.m. Tonight we had 30 mules- it was an awful

    job roping and loading them. Started letter for Lizzie. Went to bed at 10.

    Reading until 11 p.m.

    23rd Oct.

    Awful rough windy night. At 3 a.m. three G.I. (galvanized iron) sheets

    were blown off roof of my dug out. Got up to put matters right but found I

    could not manage the job myself so turned into bed again until 7 a.m

    Awfully cold and windy. No firing much, sent letter to Lizzie.

    24th Oct. Sunday

    No improvement in the weather- spent most of my time in dugout- feet cold

    all day  and feel generally miserable I suppose through the weather-hardly

    despatch. Also one to Mrs Phillips. Sent cig. case and soap box to Mrs P.

    yesterday. Weather changed  about 6 p.m. Wind dropped. Turks shelled at 7

    p.m. dropped them in the sea about 100 + (yds?) from us at Supply Deopt.

    25th Oct.

    Grand morning just like May in England. Flocks of wild geese (migrating)

    fly over the camp daily from towards Bulgaria and appear



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