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on Sunday night 21st a torpedo boat was wrecked but fortunately all lives were saved. On Friday 19th the French & English received a hot reception. When proceeding up the Dardanelles a French cruiser sank with all hands & two british cruisers viz. Ocean & Irresistible being beached the damage being caused by mines

March 23
Parade on Battalion parade ground to be reviewed by Sir Ian Hamilton who was accompanied by Major General Birdwood after the inspection we went for a route march along the island. From 5 P.M. on March 23rd till 5 P.M. on March 24th we were on guard over the prisoners at the detention tents

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