July 29th 1915
Embarked at Liverpool for Mudros on SS Aquitania
5th August 1915
Arrived at Mudros on Lemnos.
9th August 1915
Left Lemnos on SS Osmanieh, Khedivial Mail Co. Begining of diary entries.
10th August 1915
Landed at Suvla Bay. Start of action fighting in the trenches at Gallipoli.
25th August 1915
Wounded in shoulder by shrapnel while acting as strecher bearer.
26th August 1915
Woke beside dead man. Moved by steamer to the hospital ship SS Nevasa.
27th August 1915
The SS Nevasa arrives back at Mudros bay.
28th August 1915
Disembarked the SS Nevasa and sorted into hospital camps.
30th August 1915
Sent for a period of convalescence.
11th September 1915
Discharged from convalescence.
12th September 1915
Moved to Mudros West.
13th September 1915
Embarked on the SS Waterwitch.
9th October 1915
Returned to duty with soldiers who were at Anzac Cove. Sent to dig trenches on Hill 10. Saw several dead bodies. Last diary entry.
3rd-8th December 1915
The division was evacuated from Gallipoli, only 240 officers and 4480 men strong.
13th December 1915
The division went on to Alexandria, where it arrived on 18th December. The units then concentrated at Sidi Bishr.
11th-15th February 1916
The divisional artillery re-joined at Mena Camp, Cairo.
2nd April 1916.
The division occupied No 1 (Southern) Section of the Suez Canal defences.
Unknown dates 1916
Marched across the Sinai desert to Palestine. At this time Jack received Field Punishment No 1 for theft of bread while starving – tied to wheel of cannon in hot sun.
26th-27th March 1917
The First Battle of Gaza .
17th-19th April 1917
The Second Battle of Gaza. This is the time of his second wounding - 2971 casualties in his division.
27th October -7th November 1917
The Third Battle of Gaza, including the Capture of Gaza.
21st-22nd December 1917
The Battle of Jaffa.
9th-10th April 1918
The operations at Berukin.
19th-23rd September 1918
The battle of Sharon, part of the Battles of Megiddo.
24th September 1918
The Division concentrated at Hable and began an advance to Haifa three days later.
4th October 1918
Move to Haifa completed.
20th October 1918
The division was ordered to Beirut. This move began three days later and the brigades moved on successive days via Acre, Ras es Naqura, Tyre and Sidon.
31st October - 5th November 1918
The units concentrated at Beirut, but the Armistice between the Turkish and the Allies was signed on 31st October.
28th November 1918.
The Division moved to El Qantara, back in Egypt.
The first parties to be demobilised left for England.