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also kept up a heavy fire & wiper out thousands of Turk coming along the coast to attack Marmadieh [Mahemdia] on the coast;

Sun 6th
The Sigs have a fairly bad time of it during the fighting Nelson, Smithers & Edwards HQ wounded & poor old Alf Winterton A Sqd Cpl was killed & Richardson H.Q. & Roberts (Nelsons groom) are missing I went to the Field Amb. this morning & found Nelson & Smithers & Edwards were sent away yesterday there was some doubts about Winterton, as to whether he was killed or wounded but Bassan & other A Sqd Sig went out this morning & found his body & buried him & put a cross of shells on his grave; he was one of the finest lads I have known

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