Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 29
was shot dead – I saw a Turk throwing Bombs out of a communicating tunnel so waited on the parapet & as he came out I shot him with my revolver & took my own [indecipherable] the tunnel – Ere this I had been wounded on the right thigh & my puttee & sock & book full of blood.
One man tried to Bandage my leg but I did not wait, was too warmed up to feel much pain
The Turks began to run & we after them but the casualties were tremendous.
We took 4 trenches but only 10 Officers & men were left to hold it & out of 10 officers who went out 4 were killed & 6 wounded –
It was a general engagement, the forces at Achi Baba were all fighting at the same time –
I do not think the censor