Friday 21st April 1916

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
Routine Work Commenced. Physical Drill 6.30 – 7.00 Parade 9- 12 & 2- 5 p.m. Lt Turnbull went to 1st Brigade 1 man to Hosp and 1 man storeman at Marseilles.

Friday 8th April 1916

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

[Leap Year adjustment]
 The Battalion entrained at Moascar at 2345 in cattle & open trucks en route for Alexandria.
Lt Treadwell & 1 man to Battn. H.Qrs. 14 men to 2nd N.Z.T.B. 2 men posted to Coy. also Lt Turnbull attached. 2 men to Hosp. leaving strength at 5 Officers 166 O.Rs.

Sunday 8th August 1915

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

At 3 am. the Battalion assaulted the Turkish position on Chunuk Bair. The Coy occupied 100 yds frontage on left.
The Position was assaulted and captured at 4.30 am. and was held all day against a succession of strong counter attacks. The Coy which was occupying the fire-trenches suffered severe casualties and very few men remained [...]

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 [...]

Thursday 1st July 1915

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Coy was relieved by 17th Ruahine Coy. at 9 am and moved to Rest Gully.
10/131 Lt Turnbull. F.K. returned to duty wounded at Walker’s Ridge 28/4/15
 10/1447 Pte S. Collis returned to duty wounded at Achi Baba 8/5/15.
Pte Heath joined the Coy.

Tuesday 27th April 1915

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

At 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Battalion moved to Howitzer Gully as a Reserve. ¼ to 10. Conference of Coy. Comdrs. 10.10 a.m. moved to Walkers Ridge. Here orders were received to draw two days supplies and move to the beach N. of Div. Hqrs. This move was completed at 11.30 a.m.
Here orders were received [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday 16th February 1915

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Definite orders arrived for our move tomorrow. We go to the West Bank of Canal above Khubri. A great part of the day was taken up with orderly room. The men who were found in Suez received 10 days detention each. Fortunately we were able to send them all away to Abbassia barracks today so [...]

Saturday 13th February 1915

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

About midday word was received that we were to supply a guard of 3 officers and 45 men to take 104 prisoners from the Minerva and escort them by train to Cairo. The Minerva was expected to arrive at the docks about 3 p.m. All details were arranged and the officers detailed were very pleased [...]

Wednesday 3rd February 1915

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Between midnight and 1 a.m. we were awakened twice by heavy bursts of firing from the direction of El Kubri post. Men were quickly in their trenches on the look out for a likely target, but again we saw nothing. At 9 a.m. the Company marched to Campimento siding. Nos 2 & 3 platoons and 23 [...]