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Gallipoli Diary

Thursday May 13/15 Bivouac W. KRITHIA Road

Thursday May 13/15 Bivouac W. KRITHIA Road

Morning broke beautifully
fine & warm again & the bivouac
grounds were soon dry after the
rain of yesterday. Severe cannonading
by our batteries continued through
the night but we take little notice
of that now & sleep peacefully on.
Reorganisation of companies went on
today and with our reinforcements just
arrived from Egypt we are still much
under strength. This is specially
noticeable in ranks of officers and
NCO's. Our total casualties
since landing on Gallipoli are
about 15 officers & 420 men in
W.I. Batt., and about 2300 in the
Brigade. These figures are approximate.

Major Young was today appointed
to the temporary command of the
Auckland Battalion since Col. Plugge
(wounded) many other alterations
will shortly be made as a page 57 number of new appointments must
be made in the officers ranks.
Quieter day on the battle front.