Topic: BatzG - Anzac
The Battle of Anzac Cove
Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
1st Infantry Brigade War Diary
The following is a transcription of the War Diary of the 1st Infantry Brigade, AIF, of their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.
24 April 1915
Wind riding again - east by north. No rain.
The accommodation on this ship is very bad.
12 noon - Left Lemnos - absolutely calm and fine.
4pm Anchored north of Lemnos.
Kings message received.
11 pm - Left anchorage. All lights out.
25 April 1915
6.15 am - First to with Brigade Headquarters left ship.
7.0 am - Landed two miles north of Kape Tepe.
Tows under shrapnel.
7.25 am - Brigade Headquarters established on beach.
7.55 am - Two companies 3rd Infantry Battalion moved up to help reinforce 3rd Infantry Brigade - Verbal.
9.15 am - 1st Infantry Battalion sent up reinforce 3rd Infantry Brigade - Verbal.
9.30 am - Two companies 3rd Infantry Battalion sent up to join remainder - Verbal.
10.45 am - Two companies 2nd Infantry Battalion sent up Hill 224 Cb to reinforce 3rd Infantry Battalion and two platoons to left as outpost.
12.50 pm - Brigade completely landed.
1.7 pm - Reinforcements required left flank.
Personal reconnaissance by Officer Commanding and Battalion.
Two companies 2nd Infantry Battalion sent to hold ridge on left 237 W5 (outpost platoons withdrawn).
5.30 pm - 4th Infantry Battalion moved out to the left of 2nd Infantry Battalion.
Infantry Brigade Headquarters moved up to ridge.
Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Battalion inspected position at 224Bb. At this time applications for reinforcements from every direction was frequent. Firing went on all night. Weather fine.
26 April 1915
Ridge East of Landing Beach, 224H4
5.15 am - Reported disposition to Divisional Headquarters.
6.5 - Headquarters 1st Infantry Brigade moved to 3rd Infantry Brigade late headquarters at 224 I4.
All Battalions in firing line in different places and sometimes mixed.
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Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 1st Infantry Brigade War Diary