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

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the Field Artillery were doing excellent work. Nicholson left today to take up his duties at his own request as Adjut. to Lt. Col. Johnston (?) 2 F. Art. Bd. 5.30 p.m. A [ ] Destroyer has just commenced in their plucky way to shell the Turks some where on our left. I can't see the Target they are the only War Ships we have had now almost since the poor "Triumph" went down. June 7th An uneventful day- not much firing - rounds as usual. June 8th A good deal of firing last night in which PHILLIPS participated to assist in the withdrawal of our Troops who had been attacking Turks trenches opposite QUINNS POST. that great place of fighting +& contention. We have lost a good many good men there. Rounds as usual. June 9 A Monitor appeared off the coast today - much to our delight. We are expecting great things from her. Rounds as usual though feeling very seedy & a beastly hot windy day & very dusty. no letters now for over a fortnight. PARKER away learning Gun drill is attached to 3rd Bat for a week. 56