WWI diary of Major T. A. Kidd (10th Light Horse) 4 August 1916 to 28 August 1916

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[Page 7] 29 8/15 Hill 60 KAIAJIK Aghala During engagement we receive no support from MGs & artillery Artillery made no preparation as promised. Capt Bentley - Medical officer performs magnificent work @ Dressing Station. 29 8/15 Hill 60 KAIAJIK AGHALA Meals are sent up to men holding trenches. Lt Kidd TA remains in charge of trenches during night & superintends work consolidating position and vigorous bomb duel on right flank. Lt Howard sent up to assist - Men weary & stupefied through want of rest. Work had to be suspended & energies devoted to maintenance of bomb duel. 30 8/15 Hill 60 KAIAJIK AGHALA Anxiety @ dawn but vigorous throwing of bombs evidently led enemy to believe we had been reinforced. At dawn No 480 Tpr Fletcher [word crossed out] Spencer RE No 387 Tpr Crowe A killed through premature explosion of bombs (cricket ball) Serg Gollan (409) died wounds Alexandria