page of war diary transcript

Edit transcription:
...
Transcription saved
Enhance your transcribing experience by using full-screen mode

Transcription

You have to be logged in to transcribe. Please login or register and click the pencil-button again

Copy of the introductory report to Officer Commanding 1st/5th Royal Welsh

Fusiliers along with the statement of events written by Lieutenant and

Quartermaster George Claridge.

Officer Commanding 1/5th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

     The attached statement of events which occurred on the 13th August

last is forwarded for information and action you may deem necessary.

     The convoy in my opinion was extricated from a position of danger to

one of safety by your Quartermaster who I consider saved both personnel and

mules by first of all ordering the convoy under cover in the nullah and

secondly by bringing them out of it as he did under shell fire from one

portion to another of the Azmak Nullah.

(Sg) T. Armstrong. Major

Quartermaster 1/6 Roy. W. Fusrs.

Suvla Bay

8 Oct 1915.

(Originals sent to Brigade Commander thro. O/C 1/5 RWF on 8. 10. 15. )

............................................................................................................................................................................................

STATEMENT OF EVENT WHICH HAPPENED ON THE 13th AUGUST 1915.

     On the 13th August last I started from the Supply Depot West Beach, at

3. 15 p.m. with a convoy of supplies, ammunition and picks and shovels

loaded on 63 mules for the 150th Infantry Brigade. Escort consisted of 30

N.C.O.s and men and the following:-

Major and Quartermaster T. Armstrong 1/6 RWF

Lieut. & ------do------              G. Claridge 1/5 RWF

do      & ------do------                     Baston 1/7 RWF

do      & ------do------        Roberts Hereford Regt.

     Two hundred yards from the Azmak Nullah, we came under heavy shell

fire, mules became restless and some threw their loads. The whole took

cover under a hedge to the right of the Nullah, except myself and Major

Armstrong who went into the Nullah, proceeding along which we came across

our Brigade staff also some of the 53rd Divisional Staff in the same

nullah. Our Brigadier remarked that the Turks had given us a warm

reception. We were then informed that it was no use taking the convoy to

the old dump as the Brigade were coming into the Nullah that night for

rest, and Captain Davies, Staff Captain 158th Brigade, pointed out a place

in the Nullah where the stores for the Brigade were to be deposited.

     I was ordered by Major Armstrong to go forward and bring back the

convoy to the new dumping ground. I found it under cover from view, but not

from fire and decided to get them all in the Nullah which was done - owing

to there being a Dressing Station in the Nullah, between the convoy and our

new dump, it was necessary to take the mules out of the Nullah also to keep

them away from the dressing station, so as not to draw the enemy's fire on

Transcription saved

Copy of the introductory report to Officer Commanding 1st/5th Royal Welsh

Fusiliers along with the statement of events written by Lieutenant and

Quartermaster George Claridge.

Officer Commanding 1/5th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

     The attached statement of events which occurred on the 13th August

last is forwarded for information and action you may deem necessary.

     The convoy in my opinion was extricated from a position of danger to

one of safety by your Quartermaster who I consider saved both personnel and

mules by first of all ordering the convoy under cover in the nullah and

secondly by bringing them out of it as he did under shell fire from one

portion to another of the Azmak Nullah.

(Sg) T. Armstrong. Major

Quartermaster 1/6 Roy. W. Fusrs.

Suvla Bay

8 Oct 1915.

(Originals sent to Brigade Commander thro. O/C 1/5 RWF on 8. 10. 15. )

............................................................................................................................................................................................

STATEMENT OF EVENT WHICH HAPPENED ON THE 13th AUGUST 1915.

     On the 13th August last I started from the Supply Depot West Beach, at

3. 15 p.m. with a convoy of supplies, ammunition and picks and shovels

loaded on 63 mules for the 150th Infantry Brigade. Escort consisted of 30

N.C.O.s and men and the following:-

Major and Quartermaster T. Armstrong 1/6 RWF

Lieut. & ------do------              G. Claridge 1/5 RWF

do      & ------do------                     Baston 1/7 RWF

do      & ------do------        Roberts Hereford Regt.

     Two hundred yards from the Azmak Nullah, we came under heavy shell

fire, mules became restless and some threw their loads. The whole took

cover under a hedge to the right of the Nullah, except myself and Major

Armstrong who went into the Nullah, proceeding along which we came across

our Brigade staff also some of the 53rd Divisional Staff in the same

nullah. Our Brigadier remarked that the Turks had given us a warm

reception. We were then informed that it was no use taking the convoy to

the old dump as the Brigade were coming into the Nullah that night for

rest, and Captain Davies, Staff Captain 158th Brigade, pointed out a place

in the Nullah where the stores for the Brigade were to be deposited.

     I was ordered by Major Armstrong to go forward and bring back the

convoy to the new dumping ground. I found it under cover from view, but not

from fire and decided to get them all in the Nullah which was done - owing

to there being a Dressing Station in the Nullah, between the convoy and our

new dump, it was necessary to take the mules out of the Nullah also to keep

them away from the dressing station, so as not to draw the enemy's fire on


Transcription history
  • June 16, 2017 22:02:08 C Weddo

    Copy of the introductory report to Officer Commanding 1st/5th Royal Welsh

    Fusiliers along with the statement of events written by Lieutenant and

    Quartermaster George Claridge.

    Officer Commanding 1/5th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

         The attached statement of events which occurred on the 13th August

    last is forwarded for information and action you may deem necessary.

         The convoy in my opinion was extricated from a position of danger to

    one of safety by your Quartermaster who I consider saved both personnel and

    mules by first of all ordering the convoy under cover in the nullah and

    secondly by bringing them out of it as he did under shell fire from one

    portion to another of the Azmak Nullah.

    (Sg) T. Armstrong. Major

    Quartermaster 1/6 Roy. W. Fusrs.

    Suvla Bay

    8 Oct 1915.

    (Originals sent to Brigade Commander thro. O/C 1/5 RWF on 8. 10. 15. )

    ............................................................................................................................................................................................

    STATEMENT OF EVENT WHICH HAPPENED ON THE 13th AUGUST 1915.

         On the 13th August last I started from the Supply Depot West Beach, at

    3. 15 p.m. with a convoy of supplies, ammunition and picks and shovels

    loaded on 63 mules for the 150th Infantry Brigade. Escort consisted of 30

    N.C.O.s and men and the following:-

    Major and Quartermaster T. Armstrong 1/6 RWF

    Lieut. & ------do------              G. Claridge 1/5 RWF

    do      & ------do------                     Baston 1/7 RWF

    do      & ------do------        Roberts Hereford Regt.

         Two hundred yards from the Azmak Nullah, we came under heavy shell

    fire, mules became restless and some threw their loads. The whole took

    cover under a hedge to the right of the Nullah, except myself and Major

    Armstrong who went into the Nullah, proceeding along which we came across

    our Brigade staff also some of the 53rd Divisional Staff in the same

    nullah. Our Brigadier remarked that the Turks had given us a warm

    reception. We were then informed that it was no use taking the convoy to

    the old dump as the Brigade were coming into the Nullah that night for

    rest, and Captain Davies, Staff Captain 158th Brigade, pointed out a place

    in the Nullah where the stores for the Brigade were to be deposited.

         I was ordered by Major Armstrong to go forward and bring back the

    convoy to the new dumping ground. I found it under cover from view, but not

    from fire and decided to get them all in the Nullah which was done - owing

    to there being a Dressing Station in the Nullah, between the convoy and our

    new dump, it was necessary to take the mules out of the Nullah also to keep

    them away from the dressing station, so as not to draw the enemy's fire on

Description

Save description
  • 40.3333333||26.5||

    Gallipoli

    ||1
Location(s)
  • Story location Gallipoli


ID
17708 / 202419
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
David Harrison
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Gallipoli Front




Notes and questions

Login to leave a note