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GALLIPOLI-SECOND AND THIRD BATTLES OF KRITHIA
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bombs successive Turkish attacks.
It
proved impossible to evacuate
this party, but its commander, Lance-Serj eant Hayes, was ordered
to withdraw it to Gully Ravine when he found himself able to do so.
Early on 29th June the working party with the Dublins was
relieved and Bromley was at last persuaded to go to hospital (to
lose his life in a torpedoed hospital ship shortly afterwards),
Lieutenant J. K. C. Cross assuming command of the battalion,
which was withdrawn from the line in the afternoon of the same day,
having lost 166 killed and 2S wounded. Company Serjeant-Major
J.
Hill
received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his valuable work
during the action.