Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 77
Seriously though I think something big is coming off very soon, I believe this bgde is sin reserve - A nasty place - you get all the carefully ranged heavy guns onto you & try & sit still under it & then as a climax you are sent (naturally) at a furious gallop into the hottest part of the line. It is, I think an attempt to take Beersheba or rather Bir saba as it is now. We shall probably go round the back somewhere while the infantry make a frontal attack.