Monday 14th March 1916

Monday, March 14th, 2011

[15th March 1916]
Lt Brinsley was transferred to Taranaki Coy 2nd Battn.
Routine Work.

Thursday 3rd March 1916

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

[4th March 1916 - Leap Year adjustment]
The Diary recommences as the Battalion prepares to leave Egypt. There are two diaries covering the same dates, one of them written by Lieutenant Hugh McKinnon. Most of the entries are nearly identical.
At 9 a.m. on 3rd March the following officers & N.C.O.’s of W.W.C. Coy were detached from the old Coy. [...]

Thursday 30th December 1915

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Remainder of Coy under Lt. Brinsley rejoin Company.
Added to Strength
10/2399 Cpl E. Affleck
10/444 Murray W.H.                     10/497 Paaske J.
10/2328 Syson H.

Friday 10th December 1915

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Quiet day.
Struck off Strength
2619 Pte Gordon W.A.             to Hospital
2611 Pte Gain T.W.                 to Machine gun Sect
2435 Pte Hopper H.M.         to Machine Gun Sect           
2447 Pte McKinnon R.B.          to Machine Gun Sect
On detachment to Engineers
2610 Pte Fox T.
Washing parade
Mr Brinsley and one half Coy paraded at Anzac Cove for washing.

Wednesday 10th November 1915

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Company started with Battn for Apex at 8 a.m. and proceeded to reserve trenches. Lt Brinsley & baggage guard return to company.

Monday 8th November 1915

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Company embarked with Battn on S.S. Osmanieh for Anzac. Strength of Company on embarkation 4 officers & 93 men. Lt. Brinsley and 45 other ranks detached for baggage guard. Coy arrived at Walkers Ridge Pier with rest of Battn at 9.30 p.m. Coy arrived at Watercourse Gully at 11 p.m. & bivouaced for the night
Struck [...]

Sunday 7th November 1915

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Company on parade
Added to Strength
Lt Brinsley C.C. Joined the Coy

Monday 16th August 1915

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The Coy in Bivouac. Men doing light fatigues.
Joined the Coy
10/1968 Robson F.J.         10/2302 Pte Rowan J.P.   
Returned from Hospital
10/371 Pte Hales H.W.       10/409 Pte Kinzett L.A.
10/490 Pte Sporle A.G.
Returned from Sick Hospital
10/1213 Pte Cook B.           10/281 SMjr. Brinsley C.C.

Wednesday 4th August 1915

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

At 9 am. the Coy was relieved by the 17th Ruahine Coy and occupied terraces in Reserve.
Sent to Sick Hospital
Sgt Anderson                        Sgt Gilshnan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Cpl Erwin                      Pte Carmen C
Pte Williams H                     Pte Archer
Sgt Mgr Brinsley C.C         Pte Corkill