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Gallipoli Diary

Friday 30-7-15. QUINN'S POST

Friday 30-7-15. QUINN'S POST

At 4-10 am. Turks exploded a mine
about 10 yards in front of our No 4 Post.
It was heavily charged and opened up the
surface of the ground for about 12 yards parallel
to our line but did absolutely no damage
to our works. The mass of earth &
debris however which was showered
over our habitations in rear and the
falling of a bank during the “quake” page 6 resulted in the deaths of 3 men and
wounding of 7 more. It was rather a
thrilling moment as we half expected
the enemy to follow up but had they done
so we should have been “top dogs” as
our trenches being unharmed our men
kept the firing line intact. After that
had very quiet day until 5 pm. At
that hour, owing to receipt of news
today of a victory at Persian Gulf
by our troops we decided to celebrate
it. It was prearranged & at 5 pm
the garrisons all along our lines
cheered and then starting from the extreme
right, we fired a “fue de joie” at the
enemy's trenches. It had its effect
for Turks kept up constant fire for
about 15 minutes straight on end and
sent up an aeroplane to reconnoitre.

They probably thought we were
celebrating the arrival of new troops.

Last evening German aircraft tried
to get the beach depots with a
bomb but it landed nicely page 7 in the water. Our craft landed
a cwt bomb well in their trenches
earlier in the day.

Commander England of H.M.S. ‘Chelmer’
today visited our trenches with the
Brigadier (Gen. F.E. Johnston).