Duty 1200 to 1800 to 0600.
A huge surprise in store for us when waking. In Suvla Bay one saw the sight of a lifetime. There were dozens of transports, destroyers, mine sweepers, trawlers and other small craft, whilst outside were 8 hospital ships, several warships, monitors and submarines etc. which were covering the landing parties with heavy fire. Above were aeroplanes and airships taking observations and directing the fire.
It was a great sight was to see the artillery galloping into position.
Can understand the reason for our advance now, which still continues. The objective being to link up with Suvla Bay operations and carry Hill 971. The key of the situation.
Recd a large parcel from friends of Maadi also the ladies of Cairo.
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....