Gallipoli Peninsula (Sari Bair) Dardanelles
1st 4 days perfect Hell on earth, no chance of keeping a diary, see later writings.
Apr. 25 – Landed at 8 a.m. Sunday. Went straight into firing line, advanced under heavy shrapnel & Rifle fire – 1st bayonet charge reinforced left & got cut off – at night held left flank till 16th arrived – turks came right up – Major Swannell killed, Capt. Jacobs new O.C., big casualty in 1st. A terrible day. Heavy Casualties.
26 - Held ridges under heavy fire all day.
27 – Awful artillery duels. Heavy firing everywhere. Turks sound our charge, reinforcements arrive.
28 – Holding ridges. Turks shelled position at night.
29 – Rtd. to beach to dig in. Clean up, Rest, swim & Roll Call. 21 men, 12 officers
30 – At Beach all day. Saw barb entanglements,
May 1 – At Beach all day. "Shrap." as usual – moving 6 p.m. to go into trenches on ridge, going in trenches all night.
2 – One week to-day since landing. Fighting in trenches all day on ridge. Firing all night.