Papers relating to Sir Ian Hamilton, 1920 - Page 14

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On 28th May at 9 p.m. a raid was made on a Turkish post overlooking the beach 1,200 yards north of KABA TEPE, where it was suspected that arrangements were being made to mount machine-guns.​ H.M.S. "RATTLESNAKE" co-operating. searching the ridge leading along the beach with an occasional shell, and then bombarding the Turkish post. The searchlight was then carried south to the 'col' east of KABA TEPE, while 

A party of 50 rifles rushed the post, killing 6 and or capturing 1 of the 20 occupants.  Meanwhile the destroyer opened rapid fire on the KABA TEPE plateau, and is reported to have inflicted loss upon a party of 150 Turks who were withdrawing.​ 

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On our left an enemy trench was rushed and occupied with trifling loss. The post was held against attacks after dark and during the 29th May.  On 30th May this new piquet was attacked and fired upon all day, reinforcements being prevented from arriving by the fire. A detachment was in readiness to reinforce as soon as it became dark but the Turks anticipated us and an attack at 7 p.m. gave them possession of the post. The garrison retired bringing away their wounded and the Turks following up

A similar raid was made against an enemy trench to the left of our line which cost the Turks 200.

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