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Colonel Manders, Godley’s ADMS, who had worked so hard to make sure that this battle would not see the tragedy of the wounded at the landing repeated, was conscious of failure and new that all his medical resources were exhausted.  He wrote in his private diary : “The lines of communication have broken down” and “completed 31 years of service-only one more”.  The next day he was dead, ...

Gallipoli-The New Zealand Story", (Auckland 1998), Christopher Pugsley, p. 305

When the destroyer ceased firing (*) Harry Mackesy (**) and the bombing squad scrambled up the cliff face … Half the squad went with Harry and I, with the other half, went straight ahead to cut the Turks off at the rear … In the pitch black darkness I fell into the first trench on top of the cliff and then ran on falling across two narrow trenches, but I did not stop until I reached the high ground on the far side of No 3 Outpost.

Sergeant Stevens (AMR) quoted in
"Gallipoli-The New Zealand Story", (Auckland 1998), Christopher Pugsley, p. 273

(*) bombardment by a destroyer of Old Outpost No 3 on 6th August at 9 pm.
(**) Harry Mackesy is the son of Colonel "German Joe" Mackesey of the NAMR.


Second Lieutenant Henry Frederick Ernest Mackesy


Colonel Neville Manders









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Aubrey Herbert was present when Colonel Neville Manders was killed :

Bullets came streaming down our valley, and we put up a small wall of sacks, 3 feet high, behind which we slept. I was sitting at breakfast this morning listening to Colonel Manders talking, when suddenly I saw Charlie B.  put his hand to his own head and say: "By G----, he's killed!" Manders fell back dead, with a bullet through his temple; he was a very good fellow.

diary entry of 9th August - "
Mons, Anzac & Kut", (London 1930), Aubrey Herbert, p. 180

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By 10.00 pm the post had been taken, 100 Turks were dead and a few were prisoners. Auckland’s losses were seven dead, including Mackesy, who died from his wounds, and 15 wounded.

The New Zealand Story", (Auckland 1998), Christopher Pugsley, p. 273


100 metres away, New Zealand No. 2 Outpost Cemetery (Identified : 2, Unknown : 150, Special Memorials : 31) was created from burials carried out by the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and is in fact one long grave which was made in September 1915.

"2002 Brochure of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission"