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Monday, 18 January 2010
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 14
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 14

 

2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, Signals - No. 14

 

The following is a transcription of the Signal No. 14 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, which forms part of a series which illustrates the chaos and problems experienced in executing their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.


Aust Div

KB 17 25/4/15 AAA

Begins:

Noon no further information AAA Firing shell chiefly in my left centre AAA am establishing telephone communication with my right and my left centre AAA Ammunition much needed my left centre and my left AAA I have no troops left in Brigade reserve

Ends.

2 AIB

224 R5

12.10 pm

Additional Note

Major Blamey sent to Col Patterson for ammunition and instructed to send it forward.

12.15 pm

 

Previous: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 13

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Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 14

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2010 3:02 PM EADT
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 10th Infantry Battalion, Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

Roll of Honour

10th Infantry Battalion, AIF

 

Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the 10th Infantry Battalion known to have served and lost their lives during the Battle of Anzac, 25 April 1915.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Harry ANTRAM, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Charles James BACKMAN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Frank BATT, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Harrold Frederick BLACK, 10th Infantry Battalion.

John Stirling BOWDEN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Albert John BYRNE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Frank Samuel CROWHURST, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Alfred CROWTHER, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Frank Leopold DASHWOOD, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Alfred DAVIS, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Leslie Frank DILLON, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Charles John FALK, 10th Infantry Battalion.

George Clement FERRETT, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Edward William FITZGERALD, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

William James GIBBONS, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Anthony Simpson GILPIN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Albert GLATZ, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Kenneth Douglas GORDON, 10th Infantry Battalion.

John Lewes Davison GOWER, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Keith Eddowes GREEN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Percival Charles GREENHILL, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Sydney Raymond HALL, 10th Infantry Battalion.

John HANCOCK, 10th Infantry Battalion.

John HOLDEN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Charles Lawrence HUNT, 10th Infantry Battalion.

George Henry Stuart HUNTLEY, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

William KELLY, 10th Infantry Battalion.

George Austin KING, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Samuel LEECH, 10th Infantry Battalion.

James Llewellyn LEWIS, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Wilfred Francis Huggett LODGE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Harold Osborne MANSFIELD, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Michael MCCAFFREY, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Albert MCCONNACHY, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Alexander MCCUBBIN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

George Buchanan MCEWAN, 10th Infantry Battalion.

John Sloan MCLINTOCK, 10th Infantry Battalion.

William Henry MUNRO, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Edward Castle OLDHAM, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Ambrose Stanley PEARCE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

James Willis PLUMMER, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Patrick Thomas PYNE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Frederick Charles REID, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Hurtle Charles SHAW, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Cyril Charles SMITH, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Peter Vincent SMITH, 10th Infantry Battalion.

William Millar SMYLIE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

William Andrew STRANG, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Herbert Morton TAYLOR, 10th Infantry Battalion.

George Oliver WHITE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Thomas Anderson WHYTE, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick Charles Erasmus WILKINSON, 10th Infantry Battalion.

Roy WYLD, 10th Infantry Battalion.

 

Lest We Forget

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 10th Infantry Battalion, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 9 April 2010 5:05 PM EADT
Sunday, 17 January 2010
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 15
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 15

 

2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, Signals - No. 15

 

The following is a transcription of the Signal No. 15 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, which forms part of a series which illustrates the chaos and problems experienced in executing their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.


Aust Div

KB17 25/4/15 AAA

Begins:

Noon no further information AAA Firing shell chiefly in my left centre AAA Am establishing telephone communications with my right and my left centre AAA Ammunition much needed my left centre and my left AAA I have no troops left in Brigade reserve

Ends.

2 AIB

224 R 5

12.10 pm


 

Previous: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 14

Next: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 16

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 15

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2010 6:59 PM EADT
Saturday, 16 January 2010
The Battle of Slingersfontein, South Africa, 16 January and 9 February 1900, Outline
Topic: BatzB - Slingersfontn

The Battle of Slingersfontein

South Africa, 16 January and 9 February 1900

Outline

 

The location of Slingersfontein in South Africa.

 

Slingersfontein, in central Cape Colony about eighteen kilometres east of Rensburg station on the railway line between Naauwpoort and Colesberg, was the scene of two actions between Australian troops and Boers in early 1900 during the Second South African War. The first engagement occurred on 16 January, when part of a patrol comprising men of the New South Wales Lancers and the 1st Australian Horse (another New South Wales unit) were ambushed by Boers. Before dawn that day the party had set out from Slingersfontein camp with orders to reconnoitre north towards Norval's Pont on the Orange River.

After proceeding a few kilometres the patrol split into two groups - the first under Lieutenant R.M. Heron of the Lancers, the second under Lieutenant WV. Dowling of the Australian Horse. The former took his men on a route which carried them past Norval's Farm, where they halted to make inquiries of the Boer owners. Heron had taken the precaution of posting a sentry to watch the rear of the farm, however, and when this man rejoined the party he reported that as soon as the Australians departed the place an enemy force had openly ridden in. When making his way back to camp at 1 p.m., Heron accordingly made a wide detour around the farm.

Meanwhile, the 21 men with Dowling (fourteen Lancers and seven Horse) had an uneventful patrol before turning for their base that afternoon. Dowling, too, decided to check out a Boer farm located eight kilometres short of his destination - accounts are unclear if it was the same farm - and, after being well received by the family there, rode on at about 2 p.m. Being so close to the main camp it seems probable that the members of the patrol were less vigilant than they should have been, although it is also clear that the Boers (who had been lying in wait all day for Heron's return, not noticing when this group passed it by in the distance) had made cunning use of a concealed fold in the apparently open plain.

The Australians suddenly came under fire from about 50 Boers who rode towards them at full gallop from 500 metres away. Caught by surprise and clearly outnumbered, the men made towards a kopje (small hills some 250 metres off with the idea of mounting a stand until help arrived. The troopers had actually dismounted and begun opening fire on their pursuers, when they were themselves heavily engaged on all sides by more Boers w ho were lying in concealment including on the hill they had occupied. With Dowling already out of action, a warrant officer gave the order to mount up again.

The harried band then raced in the direction of the camp, until they found their escape route impeded by a tightly stretched six-strand farm fence topped with barbed wire. The horses of several of the men were shot from under them during this flight, with those dismounted being immediately taken up behind other riders. Although six men managed to find gaps in the wire through which they were able to ride clear of the trap, the remainder were left with nowhere to go. Fourteen of the Australians were taken prisoner - including Dowling who, like several others, was wounded. One man had been shot dead and another who was mortally wounded were left on the scene; the latter, found the next day crudely bandaged by the Boers, died while being conveyed back to camp in an ambulance.

An inquiry into the incident found that no blame attached to anyone, but the Australian cavalry  -both the Lancers and the Horse - were retired down the railway line to a rest camp at Arundel. Moreover, they took no further part in operations in the Colesberg sector before being transferred west early in February to join the forces being prepared on the Modder River for a renewed push to relieve Kimberley.

The second action, on 9 February, saw men of the West Australian Mounted Infantry (WAMI) involved in a gallant stand which did much to erase the stain of Dowling's defeat the previous month. That afternoon a troop of twenty men of the WAMI under a British officer, Captain Hatherley Moor, accompanied a squadron of Inniskilling Dragoons on a reconnaissance to the east. After proceeding only some five kilometres, the patrol made contact with a 400-strong Boer commando which was in the process of preparing gun positions from which to shell the British camp at Slingersfontein. Subjected to a hot fire by the enemy force, the Dragoons turned and got away to take up a defensive position some distance off. Moor's West Australians retired to an isolated kopje on one flank and decided to make a fight of it.

The WAMI men maintained their position until nightfall, even though effectively surrounded by Boers occupying hills on three sides and subjected to artillery fire. During this time, they defied all efforts to overrun them. When called upon to surrender, Moor ordered his men to display their fixed bayonets and challenged the enemy to come and get them. Under cover of gathering darkness, the Australians then braved the Boer riflemen covering the rear slopes of their kopje by retiring two or three at a time, carrying their wounded. By this means they got clear, and the frustrated commando made off.

Moor's party suffered three men killed in the action (one of whom was initially reported as missing), and six wounded. One of the latter was so badly hit that he had to be left behind during the retirement; later that night an ambulance went to the scene and retrieved him, but he died a month later in hospital near Cape Town. The West Australians performance was highly praised in a brigade order issued the day after the fight, and the scene of their stand subsequently became known as 'West Australia Hill' or often 'Australian Hill'.

 

Panorama view of Slingersfontein Camp.

 

Extracted from the book produced by Chris Coulthard-Clark, Where Australians Fought - The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1998, pp. 64-66.

 

Additional References cited by Chris Coulthard-Clark:

P.L. Murray (1911) Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, Melbourne: Government Printer.

L.M. Field (1979) The forgotten War, Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press.

R.L. Wallace (1976) The Australians at the Boer War, Canberra: Australian War Memorial & Australian Government Publishing Service.

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Slingersfontein, South Africa, 16 January and 9 February 1900

The Battle of Slingersfontein, South Africa, 16 January and 9 February 1900, Roll of Honour

South African (Second Boer) War

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Slingersfontein, South Africa, 16 January and 9 February 1900, Outline

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 17 January 2011 6:22 AM EAST
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 16
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 16

 

2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, Signals - No. 16

 

The following is a transcription of the Signal No. 16 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, which forms part of a series which illustrates the chaos and problems experienced in executing their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.


Aust Div

KB 21 25/4/15 AAA

Begins:

No further information AAA Have no telephone communication yet within the Bde AAA Am feeling uneasy about my left center AAA where are mountain batteries in action

Ends.

2 AIB

224 R5

12.31 pm


 

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Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 16

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2010 7:00 PM EADT

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