Topic: BatzG - Anzac
The Battle of Anzac Cove
Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
New Zealand Field Company Engineers War Diary
The following is a transcription of the War Diary of the New Zealand Field Company Engineers, of their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.
25 April 1915
9 am - On board HMT A26 Gostar. Left Port Mudros at 9 am arriving about 3 pm of beach between Kaba Tepe and Fisherman's Hut (Squares 224 G/L) where landing had been established this morning by ANZAC.
3 pm - 4 Officers and 14 Other Ranks landed at 6 pm leaving transport by destroyer at about 5 pm and disembarking into small boats close in to the beach. Captain Simon as MTO and Lieutenant Paine in charge of Drivers and Tools car - men left on transport.
6pm - midnight - making reserve trenches on Hill Square 224 L6-9.
26 April 1915
Midnight - 7am - Parties told off for making gun emplacements on both north and south flanks of landing beach.
7am - 6 pm - Bivouacked on hill (facing beach) 224 L1-L5. Shrapnel bombardment drove us out for about 2 hours to shelter on beach (224 L7)
Officer Commanding and party surveying for new road (224 L3-6) came under rifle fire and Captain McNeill wounded in leg. One man hit by bullet whilst in bivouac.
6 pm - Shifted bivouac to Square 224 G5.
7 pm - midnight - Now section making gun emplacements for Howitzers.
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Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, New Zealand Field Company Engineers War Diary