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

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whole a quiet day. June 5th The attacks last night on Turks trenches near QUINNS Bty resulted in a good deal of close fighting + bomb throwing. Gun Infty with Trenches but Turks bombed them out of them. about 8 a.m. PHILLIPS + CADDYS Batteries were heavily engaged in supporting the Infantry on our left + in afterwards engaging enemys Guns which were ultimately silenced (see War Diary) We can generally now silence Enemys Guns in a few rounds. Weather is getting very hot during the day especially the afternoon + the flies are a great pest. Had very little sleep last night with Gun + Rifle fire going on all night. June 6th Sunday again a beautiful day, but some poor fellows will not see it out. it has been quieter though up to noon than almost any day we have had since we landed. I think the Turks must be running out of Ammunition. Went my usual rounds met Gen Birdwood at Brownes Bty he expressed the opinion that 55