Wednesday 28th July 1915

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

At 7.30 am the Coy moved from Canterbury Rest Gully to Quinn’s Post and took over sub-posts 4.5.6 from Canterbury Battn.
The 24 hours passed very quietly. 10/1652 Pte Sheehan W was slightly wounded.
The following returned from Hospital
10/488 Pte Svenson C.                     10/395 Pte Jackson J.K.E.
10/1083 Pte Bradley C.A.K.             10/448 Pte Moynihan R.
10/530 Pte Stock G.
The following men [...]

Wednesday 2nd June 1915

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Courtney’s Post.
Major Cunningham takes temporary command of Wgton Infy Battn.
Capt. A. J.  Cross takes temporary command of Company at 4 p.m. 2/6/15.
Company in bivouac as supports for 48 hours after 48 hours tour of duty in fire trench.
Night passes quietly without incident.
Capt. A. J. Cross, Cmdg.
Lieut R D Hardie
Lieut W.P. Aldridge
165 other ranks
NC 1 K       [...]

Saturday 27th February 1915

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The morning was spent in cleaning up Camp and rearranging Company Lines. The reinforcements were inspected and proved a fair lot of men. In the afternoon there was general leave, everyone making a straight line for Cairo. In the evening the Company officers had a dinner party at Shepherd’s. Those present being Major Cunningham, Lieuts [...]

Wednesday 17th February 1915

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Our move to the Canal was carried out quietly and successfully. We picked up the rest of the Company at Khubri. There was the usual trouble in getting our kits and blankets to the same place as the men but everyone has now learnt to be philosophical at the temporary loss of or non arrival of [...]

Friday 12th February 1915

Friday, February 12th, 2010

We heard today that H.M.S. Minerva with a detachment of Ghurkas on board had gone down the Red Sea to dislodge a number to Turks at Tor. With our detachment everything was quiet. Major Hart and Dr Home came to lunch and we learnt that our term of Garrison duty here would be extended for [...]

Thursday 11th February 1915

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Our 5 prisoners left by the 7 a.m. train this morning and with them Lieut Cross on 48 hours leave for Cairo. The day passed very very quietly, there being nothing but usual routine work to do. A New Zealand Newspaper mail arrived and was very welcome. Our medical officer is Capt Drake I.M.S. and [...]

Monday 1st February 1915

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The beginning of another month. Our friends the Ghurkas have gone and we now have the 24th Punjabis on our flank. They are tall black bearded fellows and a contrast to the little Ghurka. Today we constructed another 60 yards of fire trench on the South of Gare 152. In the afternoon most of the [...]

Wednesday 6th January 1915

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Battalion training in attack and reconnaissance.  Lieut Bryan goes to Hospital with appendicitis, our 3rd case among the officers.  Lieut Cross discharged.

Wednesday 30th December 1914

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Review of Division by Gen Birdwood and Sir Thomas McKenzie. Company training in afternoon. Night operations, 10 p.m. till 6.30 a.m. Lieut Cross goes to Hospital with dysentery.

Tuesday August 25th 1914

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

A quiet day devoted to Company work. Lieut Cross arrived in camp and was taken on the strength.