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

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June 23rd Very unwell all last night but better this morning. Col. Howse forbids me to go about for two or three days. it is most annoying & unfortunate to be tied down by this miserable trouble. Attended to work that came in during the day. Head rather bad. June 24th Weather still beautifully fine it has been really ever since we landed. Much better today but A.D.M.S. Col Howse threatened that if I did not lay up for a few days he would send me to LEMNOS. I did my office work as usual. Enemy shelling beach as usual from ANAFARTA. GUNS which the N. Zealanders apparently cannot locate. usual casualties to Bathers & others. 5" Howitzer Battery under Maj STUART arrived unexpectedly today from England +& put under my command. June 25 Better today. Beach heavily shelled about 9 a.m. Went out afterwards with Maj STEWART O/C 5th T. Battery to find position for his Batteries. [ ]decided to emplace them in rear of O/C 3rd F. A. Bds H.Qs. (centre of Right Sect. of defence. took Maj Stewart & his officers round R. Sect. to Batteries, Observing stations etc in that section. Anderson went on visit to CAPE HELLES. Novel sight today. Lord NELSON Battleship guarded by a 65