Three Australian officers at Gallipoli, identified from left to right: Lieutenant Roy Kernot of the 1st Division Engineers; Lieutenant Edward Stanley Whitehead of the 3rd Field Company Engineers and Lieutenant Louis Willyama Avery (later MM) of the 1st Division Engineers. The three friends were all associated with the Silverton Tramway Company in Broken Hill and survived the war.
Avery, Louis Willyama – June 1915
At 3.30 a.m. we withdrew from the right flank & took over from the New Zealand Engineers at the top of Shrapnel Gulley. This is a ticklish spot. The opposing trenches being on the top of a ridge & only 10 yards apart.
Withdrawn from Shrapnel Gulley & returned to the right flank.
We were out in front of our line in daylight today marking out a position for new trenches. Little interference from Turks.
June 11th & 12th
Working on new trenches.
June 13th to 28th
In charge of working party of the 7th Light Horse on communications to the new trench system. These are underground tunnels called saps.