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Tommy,

You can get some details from Ray Westlake's book "British Regiments at Gallipoli" pub. Leo Cooper 1996 [iSBN 0 85052 511 X]

Which battalion are you interested in?

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Tommy,

You can get some details from Ray Westlake's book "British Regiments at Gallipoli" pub. Leo Cooper 1996 [iSBN 0 85052 511 X]

Which battalion are you interested in?

thanks for the reply

6th battalion

tommy

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Tommy,

Very sorry for the delay in getting back to you

The following is from Westlake's book

JULY 1915

Basingstoke, Hampshire. Part of 31st brigade, 10th (Irish) Division.

Entrained for Keyham (12th). Arrived and to camp at Pullpoint. Embarked Canada at Devonport (13th). Sailed (14th). Passed Gibraltar (18th), arrived Malta (21st). Sailed to Egypt (22nd). Arrived Alexandria (24th). Sailed for Lemnos (25th). Arrived Mudros (27th) and remained in harbour. To Mitylene (31st). Strength - 27 officers, 756 other ranks.

August 1915

Arrived 6.30 am (1st) and remained in harbour. War Diary of 31st Brigade records (3rd) epidemic of ptomaine poising broke out on Canada. Headquarters, 'C' and 'D' Companies transhipped to Snaefell, 'A' and 'B' Companies to Honeysuckle (6th) and sailed for Gallipoli. Landed Suvla (7th) under heavy shell fire. Moved forward and in support of attack on Chocolate Hill by 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers. War Diary records on arrival at enemy's trenches, left flank only met with opposition. The centre and right flanks found that the Turks had evacuated their line leaving only dead and wounded. Gains consolidated at top of hill. Casualties - 12 killed, 77 wounded or missing. Took part in attack on Scimitar Hill (9th). Casualties - 5 officers killed, 12 wounded or missing; 12 other ranks killed, 220 wounded or missing. War Diary notes that no rations had been received since landing. Entrenched during night about 1,000 yards north east of Chocolate Hill. Relieved (10th) and to reserve at Lala Baba. Moved forward to support trenches Karakol Dagh (13th). Moved forward to 1 pm (15th) and in action at The Pimple throughout the night. Enemy attacked with bombs 4 am (16th) and forced withdrawal of 50 yards. Later relieved by 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers and returned to support trenches. War Diary estimates casualties as - 10 officers, 210 other ranks killed, wounded, missing. Relieved (17th) and to rest camp near beach. To Chocolate Hill (21st). Took over support trenches (22nd). Strength - 5 officers, 38 0ther ranks.

regards

Michael

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Tommy,

Very sorry for the delay in getting back to you

The following is from Westlake's book

JULY 1915

Basingstoke, Hampshire. Part of 31st brigade, 10th (Irish) Division.

Entrained for Keyham (12th). Arrived and to camp at Pullpoint. Embarked Canada at Devonport (13th). Sailed (14th). Passed Gibraltar (18th), arrived Malta (21st). Sailed to Egypt (22nd). Arrived Alexandria (24th). Sailed for Lemnos (25th). Arrived Mudros (27th) and remained in harbour. To Mitylene (31st). Strength - 27 officers, 756 other ranks.

August 1915

Arrived 6.30 am (1st) and remained in harbour. War Diary of 31st Brigade records (3rd) epidemic of ptomaine poising broke out on Canada. Headquarters, 'C' and 'D' Companies transhipped to Snaefell, 'A' and 'B' Companies to Honeysuckle (6th) and sailed for Gallipoli. Landed Suvla (7th) under heavy shell fire. Moved forward and in support of attack on Chocolate Hill by 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers. War Diary records on arrival at enemy's trenches, left flank only met with opposition. The centre and right flanks found that the Turks had evacuated their line leaving only dead and wounded. Gains consolidated at top of hill. Casualties - 12 killed, 77 wounded or missing. Took part in attack on Scimitar Hill (9th). Casualties - 5 officers killed, 12 wounded or missing; 12 other ranks killed, 220 wounded or missing. War Diary notes that no rations had been received since landing. Entrenched during night about 1,000 yards north east of Chocolate Hill. Relieved (10th) and to reserve at Lala Baba. Moved forward to support trenches Karakol Dagh (13th). Moved forward to 1 pm (15th) and in action at The Pimple throughout the night. Enemy attacked with bombs 4 am (16th) and forced withdrawal of 50 yards. Later relieved by 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers and returned to support trenches. War Diary estimates casualties as - 10 officers, 210 other ranks killed, wounded, missing. Relieved (17th) and to rest camp near beach. To Chocolate Hill (21st). Took over support trenches (22nd). Strength - 5 officers, 38 0ther ranks.

regards

Michael

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thank you very much for your reply

we hope that some day one of the family will

get to visit James's last resting place

and to scatter some earth from his home in ireland

in the area where he died

tommy

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Tommy,

You can get some details from Ray Westlake's book "British Regiments at Gallipoli" pub. Leo Cooper 1996 [iSBN 0 85052 511 X]

Which battalion are you interested in?

michael, tommy, please excuse me for 'butting' in on this thread, but i wonder if you had any information for 6th batt royal dublin fusiliers on gallipoli at the same dates or thereabouts. cheers,mike.

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michael, tommy, please excuse me for 'butting' in on this thread, but i wonder if you had any information for 6th batt royal dublin fusiliers on gallipoli at the same dates or thereabouts. cheers,mike.

sorry mike

there is no mention of the dubs

some one should have the war diary for them

regards

tommy

ps if anyone wanys to check the diary i have

just ask

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Mike

Also from Ray Westlake's excellent book

6th RDF

August 1915

"Inspected by General Sir Ian Hamilton (2nd). Headquarters, 'C' and 'D' Companies transhipped to Fauvette, 'A' and 'B' Companies to Sania (6th) and sailed for Gallipoli. Landed 'C' Beach, Suvla (7th). Moved to reserve positions and attached to 31st Brigade. Placed on water and ammunition fatigues. Attached to 33rd Brigade (9th). Moved forward to positions near Chocolate Hill in support of Brigade attack. Major J. G. Jennings (6th Punjabis attached), Lieutenant J. J. Doyle, Second-Lieutenant W. F. C. McGarry, R. Stanton killed, 6 other officers wounded; 1 missing; 259 other ranks killed, wounded or missing. Took over part of firing line in captured trenches. Relieved (12th) and top rest camp at 'A' Beach. Rejoined 30th Brigade on Kiretch Tepe Sirt (13th). War Diary records fighting strength (14th) as 15 officers, 463 other ranks. Took part in attack along ridge (15th). Two companies in support of 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers on right. Turkish strong points taken along with number of prisoners. Captain A. D. J. Preston killed; 2 other officers wounded; 45 other ranks killed, wounded or missing. Took over positions at Spion Kop (16th). Second-Lieutenant W. C. Nesbitt killed, 2 other officers wounded; 17 other ranks killed, wounded or missing during enemy counter attacks. First reinforcements arrived - 3 officers, 157 other ranks. Relieved and to 'A' Beach (17th). To rest camp near Hill 145 (18th). To Lala Baba (20th). Moved forward in reserve for attack on Hetman Chair - Kazlar Chair line (21st). Casualties - 41 other ranks. Fighting strength now 4 officers, 429 other ranks. Moved into firing line near Susak Kuyu (22nd) - fighting strength - 4 officers, 364 other ranks. War Dairy notes (29th) - Brigadier-General F. A. Kenna, VC, DSO. mortally wounded close to right of Battalion's line."

regards

Michael

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