stepped ashore and single file have silently after 10 minutes walk reached Rest Gully, with a high cliff in our front and the ocean behind. We are to rest here till further orders.
Aug. 22nd. We left Rest Gully at 6 p.m. and have just come along a deep trench running along the beach to No. 3 Post. The heat was stifling marching along the trench, with the dust stirred by a thousand pairs of feet, in such a narrow passage way, and gravel loosened along the sides where enemy bullets are striking all the way along. At present my thirst feels unquenchable. We have now halted in a gully running inland with a slope in front and one on each side, and the sea behind,