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Gallipoli Diary

Thursday Apr 22nd 15

Thursday Apr 22nd 15

At 6 am I took a[gap — reason: illegible]
crew in the lifeboat and
rowed down harbour to the
H.M.T. “Goslar” which brought
our mails in yesterday. We
had a good load (26 bags) of
letters & papers and there
being a strong wind & fairly
heavy sea the return trip
proved difficult. Half way back
to the “Itonus” about a mile from
the Goslar I pulled alongside
the H.M.S Q. Elizabeth as we
could not make headway.

Here I got the assistance
of a steam pinnace going our page 37 way & the rest was easy.

Easy day on board and in
evening weather settled with
calm sea. I believe we should
have sailed today but the
weather was responsible for
24 hours delay. General
Sir Ian Hamilton commands
the land forces of the Med.
Exp. Force and today he issued
a memo addressed to the
“Soldiers of France & of the King”
invoking their individual energies
& reminding them of what Lord
Kitchener said to him (Sir Ian) on
his departure from England.
“Remember that once you set
foot upon Gallipoli you must
fight to a finish.”