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 [...]

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 [...]

Wednesday 10th February 1915

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

A bright cool morning. We were on the go early getting ready for the General. He has requested that our kits be put out for inspection. Fortunately we had a big washing day yesterday so everything is clean. At 10.15 the General arrived and was received with a general salute in proper style. He inspected [...]

Monday 8th February 1915

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The day passed quietly in ordinary routine. The men’s Kit Bags arrived from Zeitoun and also a New Zealand mail which we were all very pleased to get. We heard that the aeroplane went out forty miles and reported that they could find no traces of the Turks. We are all wondering what this signifies. [...]

Saturday 30th January 1915

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

At 4 a.m. orders reached Coy Headquarters to concentrate immediately at El Kubri about 2½ miles further north on the Canal. Orderlies were soon dispatched to the different platoons and at 4.20 the Company had assembled and was marching to the rendez-vous.  It was smart work especially on the part of No 1 Platoon who received [...]

Monday 25th January 1915

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Day spent in repitching camp and erecting extra tents for the reinforcements. A Platoon from each Company engaged in erecting Australian Regiment’s tents at Heliopolis Aerodrome. About 6 p.m. word came through that the Turks were approaching the canal and we would be making an early move. Great excitement among the men who were delighted [...]