Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 46

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Rest or Reserve Gully

During our stay in Rest Gully we experienced much inconvenience regards sanitary arrangements & general comforts. Hills of tremendous height and of almost perpendicular elevation with scarcely a blade of grass & of majestic stability rose immediately on either side of the valley. Everywhere was dust which blackened our ears & eyes during the inclement weather&with such inadequate space for the number of troops placed therein that dysentery & various sicknesses greatly reduced our fighting strength. Directly above to our left was Walkers Ridge of some 800 feet in altitude on top of which were placed guns of every calibre commanding an excellent view of most important Turkish

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