Monday 9th August 1915- Diary of HV Rynolds
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‘The terrific noise of a bombardment of the enemy positions by our warships and the howitzers and field guns on shore woke me early about 5am when some ver severe fighting took place and continued practically all day, great numbers of wounded came down and we had the greatest difficulty to handle the and when relief came about 1pm we were well done up. The 7th Btn, suffered very heavily during the morning when the enemy counter attack their positions and very heavily combed their trenches but failed to capture any. Very heavy fighting has been in progress during the day on the left flank at Suvla and this afternoon a fire started in the scrub and burned for hours. About 4pm Beachy Bill landed several destructive shells on Dawkins Point where the Indian mule transport column suffered a number of casualties and lost 9 mules. A number of infantry and artillery reinforcements arrived this morning.’