Topic: Gm - Bk - 605 MGC
German 605th Machine Gun Company (MGC)
War Diary, 5 June to 16 June 1916
Today Act. Sergt-Major Kura fell sick with malaria and was sent to the sick tent. Till further orders we get our rations as noted yesterday. On account of the great heat we drill from 6-8 a.m., instruction from 9-11 a.m., instruction 3-4 p.m. and drill from 5-6 p.m.
Today Act. Sergt Major Kura was transferred from the sick tent to No. 212 Field Ambulance; dysentery got worse with Pte. Stolz who in consequence was also sent to No. 212 Field Ambulance. Today Pte. Reinhard arrived here with an artillery train and reported to the company the same day. Today we received 27 Turkish soldiers (other ranks including, N.C.O.'s.)
Today (Wednesday) the Turkish soldiers have an afternoon off. Nothing new.
Today drill and instruction. Otherwise, nothing new.
Since our arrival here we got cooked fruit for dinner, and in the evening we bet our strong soup with our meat ration. Today the Turks have a day off.
This morning drill and instruction, and in the afternoon instruction and drill. No change to-day.
Being Whitsuntide we had a holiday.
Early this morning we bad target practice with the Turkish gunlayers, Instruction afterwards, and drill from 4. to 5.30 p.m.
Nothing new to-day.
This morning drill and exercise. The Turkish details have the afternoon off.
Pte. Beuth reported nick with stomach catarrh and was sent to the sick tent. This morning we had 2 hours drill and this evening we had a route march of 4 hours.
To-day the Turkish troops have the day off excepting bathing and washing clothes. The German troops bathed this morning and in the afternoon some fatigues.
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Citation: 605th Machine Gun Company War Diary - 5 to 16 June 1916