Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
Signals to 3rd LHB regarding 10th LHR attack
Signal from NZ & A Division to 3rd LHB, 1420, 27 August 1915
Prior to the attack on Hill 60 on 27 August 1915, much planning was undertaken. Part of the attacking force included the men from the 3rd LHB. From this Brigade, the 9th and 10th LHRs were to shoulder the bulk of the fighting with the much depleted 8th LHR in reserve.
To: 3rd Light Horse Brigade
Sender's Number: G716
Date: 27 August 1915
In Reply to Number: BM 617
Tenth LH will proceed tonight via the Chailak Dere to Big Tabletop aaa Please send an officer to Div HQ to be shown route as soon as possible aaa The 10th LH will not go to No 6 Section aaa Acknowledge
From: NZ ARC
The first signal informs General Hughes that the 10th LHR will be diverted from going into the trenches of Section 6 for taking part in the assault on Hill 60. Section 6 contained a composite force with the paper strength of a Division. Included in this force were the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, New Zealand Infantry Brigade, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and the 29th British Infantry Brigade.
Replacement of Colonel Brazier
In a message the seems to predict the future, Colonel Abbott from the 12th LHR was offered as an assistant to Colonel Brazier for the attack on Hill 60. The 12th LHR was broken up with each of the squadrons being posted to the NSW regiments as reinforcements. This left Colonel Abbott free for deployment.
To: General Hughes, CO, 3rd Light Horse Brigade
Sender's Number: G734
Date: 27 August 1915
In Reply to Number:
Would you like to have Colonel Abbott to command 10th ALH Regt vice Brazier?
From: General Godley
He didn't have to wait long for a new command. History shows that on 28 August 1915, Colonel Brazier was wounded and Colonel Abbott was appointed commander of the 10th LHR.
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF
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Citation: The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, Signals to 3rd LHB regarding 10th LHR attack