Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)
getting an awful time on the open ridges from enemy Shrapnell. want another Gun for Phillips. Noticed great many Infy Soldiers loafing about in shelter of nullahs or dug outs who ought to have been in firing line. great confusion on the Beach to our right. We have fixed our H.Q.s & place to sleep up a Gully near Div H.Qs. 8 p.m. Enemy continue to shell us continuously, our losses must have been very severe. Have discovered Gun can be emplaced with advantage on the right of our position. have asked for more Guns to come ashore which have been promised. 12 midnight. No sign of Guns. Turned in it started to rain hard- Mountain Guns on Batteries did good work during day - but suffered severely. I let them have 20 N.C.G. & men from 2nd B.A.C. Two Mountain Batteries (7th Indian M. Bde.) were landed [Page] 3.