Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
10th LHR War Diary 29 - 29 August 1915
The story of Hill 60 is continued through the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary.
Extract from C. O. 10th L. H. on recent operations:-
On 28th proceeded to TABLE TOP via CHALAK DERE but when No.3 outpost was reached ordered proceed to No.6 Section - No. 2 S. section Br. Gen. Russell DAMAK JELIR BAIR 92 S.I. - Lieut HOWARD and BURGESS and 50 men were detailed at 2 a.m.
29/8 under Genl. RUSSELL'S instructions to proceed to Reserve Trenches carrying bombs.
29th Regt. in bivouac -- At 7 a.m. Lt. Col. BRAZIER wounded over eye, command of Regt. devolving on Major J. B. SCOTT. At 0810 message from Genl. RUSSELL asking for another 50 men but these were not immediately required - At 1500 all officers reported to Gen. RUSSELL and went round Trenches. At 2030 opn. order instructing 10th L. H. to assault uncaptured Trenches centre and left of KAIJAK AGHALA on N.W. slope of Hill 60 S.W.100 yds.
On 29/8 proceeded under rifle, M. G. and bomb fire with few casualties took possession of TURK Trenches which were lightly held -- Thro' night heavy bombing: daylight determined counter attack which was repulsed with much loss. During day position consolidated and Trenches deepened and repaired -- 2 M.Gs. emplaced, trenches bomb proofed and Commn. trenches made. Although exhausted still In possession."
Total casualtiesKILLED - Officers: 3; OTHERS: 11 - Total 14 - Capt. FRY Lts. LEAKE & McBEAN
MISSING - Officers: 0; OTHERS: 12 - Total 12
WOUNDED - Officers: 3; OTHERS: 56 - Total 59 - Lts. SANDERSON: BURGESS and THROSSELLTOTAL 95
Regt. congratulated by Gens. Cox, Godley, and RUSSELL
Reported 3rd L.H.F.A. 3 officers, Lt-Col. Downes, Capt. White, Capt. Anderson and 45 others.
Citation: The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, 10th LHR War Diary 29 - 29 August 1915