Topic: BatzG - Aug 1915
The August Offensive
Gallipoli, August 1915
|New Zealand & Australian Division.|
|Units remaining in trenches||Normal water supply||Up to DAC in close proximity to trenches||Nil|
|Attack on Baby 700||9,000 gallons in paraffin tins, i.e., 3 day's supply stored in rear of trenches. Site selected by Division||Up to DAC in rear of trenches. Site selected by Division||Nil|
|Movable Column||3 day's supply in paraffin tins, stored at No. 2 Outpost||Regimental Reserve BAC & DAC stored at No. 2 Outpost.||Every gun has ammunition up to DAC stored in close proximity to guns.||258 mules to be drawn by OC Train from Mule Gully at 5 p.m. 6 August 1915|
|Troops in trenches||Normal water supply and 5,000 gallons in tank top of Victoria Gully.||Up to DAC in close proximity to trenches||Nil|
|Attack on Lone Pine||18,000 gallons in paraffin tins (5 day's supply) stored in rear of trenches. Site selected by Division.||Up to DAC in close proximity to trenches||Nil|
|13th Division||3 day's supply in paraffin tins, stored at No. 2 Outpost||Regimental Reserve BAC & DAC stored at Ammunition Park, Mule Gully.||Nil - x -||364 mules to be taken over by OC Train at 6 p.m. 6 August at Mule Gully.|
|Indian Brigade||3 day's supply in paraffin tins, stored at No. 2 Outpost||Regimental Reserve BAC & DAC stored at Ammunition Park, Mule Gully.||Nil - x -||80 mules to be taken over by B.T.O. at 5 p.m. 6 August in Mule Gully.|
|Reserve Brigade 10th Division.||Local Supply||Mark 7. 130 rounds for 3,100 rifles stored rear Supply Depot Bridges Road. 10,000 rounds per 18 machine guns.||Nil||100 mules to be taken over by B.T.O. at 6.p.m. 6th August in Reserve Gully where they will remain until further orders.|
- x - = As soon as the Mules have been taken over the Transport Officer will proceed straight to the Ammunition Park in Mule Gully and draw 2 boxes S.A.A. for each Mule, sot that no Mule leaving ANZAC will go out empty. This ammunition should be dumped as far forward as possible.
The Mules will work under the orders of the S.T.O. of the formation, who will arrange the daily distribution, so as to get the utmost possible work out of them. No Mules will be allotted to Regiments etc., but all will remain under the direct orders of the S.T.O. A limited number of Mules may be allotted to certain units by order of G.O’s C. Divisions for R.E. Stores etc. Loads will be taken as close as possible to the firing line on pack animals, which will be divided according to tactical requirements along the position gained. On arrival at destination, their are to deposit their loads in selected localities from which ammunition and water will then be passed forward by hand - the Mules returning at once for fresh loads. On the night 7th - 8th, it may happen that a re-distribution of the whole of the transport will have to take place, or perhaps it may be only necessary to hand over to each unit, it's supply Mules which arrive ANZAC Beach morning August 7th. Should this be so, the B.S.O’s should be detailed to take over these mules, and as soon as taken over will draw one day's supply for their Units and return with the least possible delay.
From General Staff A.& N. Z. Army Corps, to Aust Div.