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The two battalions of the New Army chosen to hold Chunuk Bair were the 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and the 5th Wiltshire Regiment.

At daybreak on Tuesday 10th August, the Turks delivered a grand attack from the line Chunuk Bair-Hill Q against these two battalions, already weakened in numbers though not in spirit, by previous fighting. First our men were shelled by every enemy gun, and then at 05:30hrs, were assaulted by a huge column, consisting of no less than a full division plus a regiment of three battalions.

The North Lancashire men were simply over whelmed in their shallow trenches by sheer weight of numbers, whilst the Wilts, who were caught out in the open, were literally almost annihilated.

The ponderous mass of the enemy swept over the crest, turned the right flank of our line below, swarmed round the Hampshires and General Baldwin’s column, which had to give ground, and were only extricated with great difficulty and very heavy losses.

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