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Gallipoli Diary

Saturday 24/4/15

Saturday 24/4/15

At day break further
movement of ships to outer
harbour took place. I expect
the great array of ships here
[gap — reason: illegible]
comprising the transports of
the Mediterranean Exp. Force
under Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton and
their escort, the Eastern Medit.
Fleet under V. Admiral de Roebuck
is & will be the largest and
most powerful ever assembled
for active service. The spectacle
witnessed by the peacable page 39 Greek villagers of Lemnos will
be one never to be forgotten.

Today this following message
was transmitted to the troops
[gap — reason: illegible]by Sir Ian Hamilton, from His
Majesty. “The King wishes
you & your army every success
& you will be constantly
in his prayers & thoughts