Gallipoli war diary of Lieutenant Quartermaster George Claridge

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to it. To do this it was necessary to take the convoy across an open piece

of country away from the Nullah, this was done 3 mules at a time - while

doing so two mule loads of picks became entangled with some hanging

telephone wire, and it took quite a long time to free them before the

mules could proceed. At dusk after a lot of trying work (the) convoy was

safely under cover at the new dump & stores thrown by the mules were collected

after shelling ceased.

     I may say that the enemy kept up an intermittent fire of shells until

the whole of the convoy reached the new dumping ground and that Lieut. and

Q.M. Roberts of the Hereford Regiment was wounded in the thigh with

shrapnel and a mule driver was also hit during the time they were under

cover of the hedge mentioned. Fortunately no one was hit after the convoy

got into the Nullah or while crossing the open country from on position to

another in the nullah.

Geo. Claridge Lieut. & Q.M.

1/5th Roy. Welsh Fusrs.

Suvla Bay.

8-10-1915.

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Map showing Suvla Bay, the Agean Sea, rivers, hills, and cities. From Sulva Point to Tekke Tepe and from Gaba Tepe to Koja Dere. Scale in corner. 

Map of the Anzac-Suvla Bay section, where the heaviest

fighting took place.

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to it. To do this it was necessary to take the convoy across an open piece

of country away from the Nullah, this was done 3 mules at a time - while

doing so two mule loads of picks became entangled with some hanging

telephone wire, and it took quite a long time to free them before the

mules could proceed. At dusk after a lot of trying work (the) convoy was

safely under cover at the new dump & stores thrown by the mules were collected

after shelling ceased.

     I may say that the enemy kept up an intermittent fire of shells until

the whole of the convoy reached the new dumping ground and that Lieut. and

Q.M. Roberts of the Hereford Regiment was wounded in the thigh with

shrapnel and a mule driver was also hit during the time they were under

cover of the hedge mentioned. Fortunately no one was hit after the convoy

got into the Nullah or while crossing the open country from on position to

another in the nullah.

Geo. Claridge Lieut. & Q.M.

1/5th Roy. Welsh Fusrs.

Suvla Bay.

8-10-1915.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Map showing Suvla Bay, the Agean Sea, rivers, hills, and cities. From Sulva Point to Tekke Tepe and from Gaba Tepe to Koja Dere. Scale in corner. 

Map of the Anzac-Suvla Bay section, where the heaviest

fighting took place.


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    to it. To do this it was necessary to take the convoy across an open piece

    of country away from the Nullah, this was done 3 mules at a time - while

    doing so two mule loads of picks became entangled with some hanging

    telephone wire, and it took quite a long time to free them before the

    mules could proceed. At dusk after a lot of trying work (the) convoy was

    safely under cover at the new dump & stores thrown by the mules were collected

    after shelling ceased.

         I may say that the enemy kept up an intermittent fire of shells until

    the whole of the convoy reached the new dumping ground and that Lieut. and

    Q.M. Roberts of the Hereford Regiment was wounded in the thigh with

    shrapnel and a mule driver was also hit during the time they were under

    cover of the hedge mentioned. Fortunately no one was hit after the convoy

    got into the Nullah or while crossing the open country from on position to

    another in the nullah.

    Geo. Claridge Lieut. & Q.M.

    1/5th Roy. Welsh Fusrs.

    Suvla Bay.

    8-10-1915.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Map showing Suvla Bay, the Agean Sea, rivers, hills, and cities. From Sulva Point to Tekke Tepe and from Gaba Tepe to Koja Dere. Scale in corner. 

    Map of the Anzac-Suvla Bay section, where the heaviest

    fighting took place.

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David Harrison
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