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

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while in 'Alexandria' which I hope will do some good. I find the situation very little changed here the only material alteration seems to be our capture of HILL 60. Sept 16th. Little has happened since the 11th. On the 13th L'. Col Johnston O/C 2nd F.A. Bde went away sick. We have shelled the enemy's trenches or Batteries more or less daily as retaliation for him shelling ours. We cannot fire H.E. Shell now except in case of emergency, owing to large number of "bursts" in the bore. X I make my daily rounds of inspection as usual. Mervyn was unwell with Diarrohea & Influenza for several days but went to HELLES with L'. McCormack yesterday to take ₤450 pay to Christian's Bde. It is much cooler now & I think the weather is breaking we had rain night before last & today. We are hopeful that a push somewhere will be made before long, the thought of settling here for the winter is not cheerful. I have called on Gen Legge twice since I have been back to see if I could do anything for him as C.D.A. 'X' 102