Item 02: Sydney B. Young war diary, 24 July-14 October 1916 - Page 68

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marched into a trench by fire unit keeping down out of sight. Before this however 2 scouts were sent on ahead to the trench. These would fire one shot to get the range and communicate it to the N.C.O who with his men, at the sound of the shot advanced into the trench with rifles at the high port. The N.C.O would then give the order to load and then give the range as 500. He will then give the fire order and say "up" when the men will rise and fire the number of shots ordered and get back into cover. The target in this case was a patrol of 5 wooden

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