Monday 12th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynols
Diary of an ANZAC
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‘At about 7am our infantry made a demonstration and machine-gun fire mingled with the noise of the artillery. The heavy roll of very intense artillery action could be heard all day from Helles, the bombardment seemed to be at its height of intensity between 2 and 5pm, large shells could be seen exploding all along the ridge of Achi Baba. At about 3pm a light cruiser accompanied by a balloon ship shelled enemy guns for about 2 hours, which could be seen firing during the day this side of Achi Baba. The sniper on Brighton Beach accounted for one of our fellows today when a chap named Dawes was pretty severely wounded. The artillery have a pretty big job on this evening, they are hauling the 4.7 gun up the steep incline past our camp by means of a block and tackle. About 10pm the mountain batteries shelled the enemy for a while.’