Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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'X' Last night I got a cable from Capt Stevenson saying that Major J. B. Mills had died of wounds. He died doing his duty & as a brave man. he was a good officer. Note:- I do not detail the daily work of the Batteries in this Book- they almost invariably fine, but I record what they do in my war diary. June 1st Certainly a glorious first of June so far as weather is concerned. I make a practice of swimming in the sea now every morning & feel all the better for it. Usual round of inspections everything now seems to be in excellent order. Enemy seems very busy digging in & encircling us with trenches. New work started on neck E of GABA TEPE June 2nd quiet day- usual rounds. June 3rd Fairly quiet day. usual rounds. June 4th Orders issued for Infantry enterprizes on right & left in which some of our Batteries Phillips & Caddys participated. Usual inspection & intermittent shell & rifle fire but on the [Page] 54