Burgis war diary, 26 June - 29 October 1915 / Frederick Carrington Burgis - Page 21

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observers, who turned rifle and machine gun fire on us, wounding several men, asthe we were fully exposed crossing the open flat leading to the water. This our second day in the gully was more distrastrous [ than the first. Having found our position the Turks commenced dropping shrapnel shells on us. Our Farrier Sergeant had his leg blown off within ten yards of me. Our Battleships and monitors are now returning the enemy fire with a terrific bombardment & shells are flying over our heads into the enemies lines.

Evening. We have just been marched back to our first landing place, and taken up a position on Walkers Ridge a narrow position on top

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