Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 182

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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited. Alexandria Station. Dated 2 Sept. 1915. 221 words]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlet's report on the second combined British/Anzac operations at Suvla Bay and Lone Pine, 21st August]
Daily Telegraph London

Cable six section five for this supreme effort [censor's deletion] was massed along the line Hill 70 to Hill 112 and the second mounted Division of Yeomanry recently arrived from Egypt without their horses were held in reserve behind Lala Baba stop [six lines deleted by censor] the disposition of our forces was as follows stop the 87th one Brigade of [censor's deletion] was ordered to attack Hill seventy the 86th another Brigade [censor's deletion] hill 112 with the 88th Brigade a third in reserve whilst the tenth and eleventh divisions holding the trenches in the plain to the south were to rush the Turkish trenches in their front and then wheel northwards to converge on hill 112 from the south stop throughout the early part of the day the troops rested quietly in their trenches the soldiers [censor's deletion] were calm as usual but fully realising the responsibilities of the task assigned to them which they regarded as more difficult than any attack they had made at Helles excepting the original landing
ashmead Bartlett / Capt Maxwell Censor

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