Topic: BatzG - Anzac
The Battle of Anzac Cove
Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
3rd Infantry Brigade War Diary
The following is a transcription of the War Diary of the 3rd Infantry Brigade, AIF, of their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.
25 April 1915
4.15 am - Battleship tows landed under fire north of Gaba Tepe between Squares 224 L and G. Rushed heights near shore.
4.25 am - Destroyer tows begin to land under fire. Brigade ashore by 4.45 am when advance pushed on to high position Sq 224 M K B.
6 am - Above position taken and strengthened. Brigade considerably mixed but roughly in order 9th, 10th, 12th, 11th from right.
7 am - Reorganising to push on.
8 am - Counter attack repulsed.
2nd Infantry Brigade put in on right, 1st Infantry Brigade right and left.
2pm - New Zealand Brigade comes in to support left.
3 - 4 pm - Brigade holding on to position Square 224 N to I.
Heavy fighting - Mountain Battery supporting Brigade.
4 pm - Enemy attacks die down under ships fire - spotting by aeroplane. Lieutenant Clare and Vowles at Brigade Headquarters spotting.
Brigade Headquarters at Square 224 I6.
6 pm - All orders to entrench and dig in for night. Ammunition supply working well. Indian mules especially.
Night 25/26 - All night counter-attacks, sniping by enemy.
Some of the Brigade relieved at about 8 pm, impossible to extenuate others.
Position at Map App 23.
26 April 1915
Brigade Headquarters, Signals Section still at 224 I4. A few more details relieved. These plus details from midnight formed up. Water and ammunition replenished.
This party called up at 4 pm to help 16th Regiment about Square 224 M6. Slight general advance between 4.30 -5.30 pm.
Heavy machine gun counter attack at 5.30. enemy held off.
6 pm - Note - Excellent messages from Major Denton 11th Battalion. Also good work by Major Salisbury 9th Battalion.
Original details of all Battalions still in front trenches.
6 pm - Brigade Headquarters and Signal Section relieved by 1st Brigade Headquarters. Details of 3rd Brigade came under charge of 1st Brigade.
App 24, 25 Congratulatory received.
Note - 2 New Zealand Battalion up in support.
Troops generally warned against ruses.
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour
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Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 3rd Infantry Brigade War Diary