Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
NZ & A Division Report for 27 August 1915
The following is a summary of the events at Hill 60 reported by General Godley in the evening of 27 August 1915.
27th. All quiet during morning. Brigade Headquarters 5th Australian Brigade., & 19th Battalion AIF moved to No.4 Section., releasing 3rd ALH Brigade.
4 p.m. further attack made at Kaiajik Aghala; Brigadier General Russell being in charge with 300 rifles of New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade; 5/88th 250 rifles; 100 rifles each of 17th Battalion and 18th Battalion AIF, 250 rifles 4th Australian Brigade.
4 p.m. assault made, having been preceded by a heavy bombardment, considerable opposition encountered, especially on right by New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade; obtained a firm footing on Hill 60 and Australians got to lower part of Kaiajik Spur.
Positions gained were consolidated during night: enemy made a serious counter attack, their trenches were kept under intermittent fire by our howitzers during night: the top of the hill being in Turkish possession, our troops holding the south west slopes.
The description indicates that while there appears to be a positive gloss on the report, the deficiencies appear glaring. The attack failed to obtain the key objectives leaving the Allied forces exposed on the slopes of the Hill 60 zone.
Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, NZ & A Division Report for 27 August 1915.