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

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emplacements to be made & directions as to stacking ammunition. Inspected Gun Emplacements prepd by HUGHES near beach, found one pit useless badly sited the other by 3rd F. Arm quite good. Relieved 40 N.C.O.s & 2 officers of 8th Batty with 65 men from 7 & 9th Batts. Had conference at 8 p.m. with own C/Os & Col Johnson N.Z. Artillery to see if we could do more than we were doing to help this situation. came to conclusion we had done all we could, but arranged for all our guns in position to open fire tomorrow morning at the [Page] 25