Went to see my old friend Harry Burnett and was just getting into the gun pit to shake hands when a shell carried his head clean off his shoulders. Poor devil. He was one of the best and was in the bank with me at Enmore. This is when the war is fully brought home to one.
Big Turkish attack expected tonight against Australian position.
They dropped pamphlets today from aeroplanes saying they were going to drive us into the sea if we did not surrender.
Duty 0600 to 1800.
J. A. Graham
FOOTNOTE: Below are some pages from the records of Private Richard William Burnett (1462) in the National Archive:
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....