The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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5 May 1916

Posted by Dick on May 5, 1916
Orderly dog today, the usual routine of duties. I had a heavenly bathe about midday; it's been exceptionally hot all day.

Jeans rode out today with General Parker and the artillery brigade commanders on a reconnaissance between Hill 70 and Turks Top, and got an idea of the position we shall have to take up when the attack comes. A Turkish German aeroplane flew over our camp at about seven o'clock this morning but didn't drop any bombs; I expect that to follow later.

Elliott caught two bass tonight, both over 2lbs. Our battery is 'standing by' tonight till five thirty tomorrow evening. Each battery in our brigade is taking it in turns now to stand by for 24 hrs.

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