Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
3rd LHB War Diary, 30th August 1915
The story of Hill 60 is continued through the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary.
30th August. 1915
The losses of the latter were, Killed Capt. FRY 2nd Lieuts L. C. BURGESS (wounded) C.H. Mac BEAN and O.A. LEAKE Killed and 3 others others: Wounded, 2nd. Lieuts. SANDERSON and THROSSELL other ranks 54 - Total 57 -- The affair was a brilliant example of dash and courage as the Turks held some of the trenches and all in front, from which with maxim fire, our men were bombed continually, the captured Trenches only 4 feet deep were nearly full of dead of both sides and these had to be cleared and deepened without any cover: Generals Cox, Godley and Russell spoke of the work as very fine - Lt. Col. REYNELL was a splendid man and an exceptionally fine and dashing leader and his loss will be severely felt; Gen. Cox informs the Brigr. that the post is so important that he will not consent to the withdrawal of the 9th and 10th until the Trenches have been made perfectly safe, consolidated, and other Troops broken in to them. Hill 60 practically controls the N. and E. salients after another position to its N. has been taken. Under the new allotment and disposition of Troops 3rd L.H.B. holds TABLE TOP and N. slopes of RHODODENDRON as No. 5 Section -- Behind us and nearer the sea are the lst L.H.B. (general Chauvel).
Extracts from Despatch from Major W. H. Scott acting C. 0. 9th L. H. - re recent operations.--
"Arrived AGHUL DERE 26th last., rested 27th and ordered 7 p.m. to be prepared to send men to support Gen. Russell on Hill 60. At 9.30 p.m. Lt. PHILLIS and 50 men went into fire Trench right of Sector to support Gen. Russell -- At 11.30 p.m. Major PARSONS, Capt. JAFFRAY and Tempy. Lieut. McDONALD with 100 men and at midnight Capt. CALLARY and 25 men were also sent -- of these Major PARSONS with 52 men "A" Sqn. bombed their way along Fire Trench to M. from B0, about 100 yds. but had to retire about 20 yds. and erect barricades at N. At 12.30 a. m.
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary, 30 August 1915