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

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to the Div. Art. cause a good deal of worry & thought. It means of course re allotment of Targets & zones with consequent re registration [ ] appt. of new O.Ps etc, etc. 'X' On the 18th a Trawler with a large quantity of gun ammunition sank near SUVLA BAY. She got her propeller fouled on some such thing, it is very regrettable to lose this valuable shell when it is wanted so badly. We are in the process of moving into new dug Outs here at the top of WHITE GULLEY. it has been a most laborious business owing to the difficulty of getting material. August 24th (My birthday, don't want to spend another under like conditions) Nothing of consequence has occurred during the last 3 days in this part of the position & the operations to the north have apparently led to small results. We could not hold on to the W Hills we attacked on Saturday last, but hold the Well SUSAK KUYU which we were anxious to get. The losses on both sides appear to be considerable. 'X' Yesterday the Bgdr. Gen R. A. wanted to know why I was not filling up vacancies in Div. Art. as they happened. Considering that I have been for weeks doing my best to get men promoted from the ranks, without apparently [ ] very much notice being taken, the irony of the question was very apparent. It is just on 92