Duty 0600 to 1200. Confoundedly hot.
Five of my mates killed this morning while observing.
Heavy artillery bombardment by HMS Lord Nelson and our guns against Hill 472 and 704.
Frightfully thirsty and no water to be had. Have been without water for four days. My tongue is swollen and lips all cracked. It’s awful.
Abdul retaliates and shells us for three hours. Another chum of mine killed.
Duty again 1800 to 0600.
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....