Duty 1200 to 1800.
A man in the 6th Regt went mad (a common thing here) and thought he was a dog. Poor beggar. It was awful to see him.
A busy night. We blew up a line of enemy trenches and charged with success. Enemy casualties much heavier than ours. Our Colonel (Col Harris) was killed during operations. His last words were spoken to me and were: “Stunt be dammed Graham, it’s the real thing.”
His reason for saying it was, when the heavy bombardment began, I left my post to find out what it meant and met him in the trench. He asked me where I was going and I told him I was going to watch the stunt. He then said the words before mentioned and five minutes after he was dead. A bullet cutting his jugular vein.
He was a good officer and will be missed.
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....