Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 43
on our way to Mecca. This gully was obviously well known to the Turks who continually & unmercifully shelled it so long as their shells were available.
Fatigue parties were soon at work & in wonderfully short time had an adequate & suitable number of roads, paths, & saps for safe transportation of troops and supplies. Drainage, sandbag barracades, water-pipes & tanks, field dressing stations, mortuaries, depot for food supply & ammunition, were speedily & temporarily placed in position giving it the appearance more of a great gold mining centre than a field of battle.