2nd May 1916 to 31st May 1916

Transferred to 60th Battery – Ferry Post

There is no record found yet that gives any real clue of John’s responsibilities here, but this war diary from another soldier who was there around the same time can give a clue of what life was like there, though he was in a different division with different responsibilities: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2013/D04290/a2565.htm

 

 

 

nla.pic-vn6389546 Ferry post, Suez Canal, Egypt, 1916. 1 photograph : black and white ; 6.2 x 10.5 cm. Part of Dunlop, W. A. S., 1892-1966. W.A.S. Dunlop’s album of photographs and memorabilia, 1908-1918 [picture]. ca. 1908-1918. Part of Dunlop family photograph albums [picture]. 1904-1954.
ISMAILIA, EGYPT, 1916. BRITISH TROOPS AND NATIVE HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES WAITING TO BOARD THE BARGE AT A FERRY POST FOR TRANSPORTATION ACROSS THE CANAL.

 

Buildings and port at Ferry Post on the Suez Canal, Egypt. circa 1917.[AWM P11220.002]

Ferry Post, Ballah, Suez Canal, 1916 : Anzac Day celebrations. Carley Float Race, HM Hopper "32", Official Judge Ship
Ferry Post, Ballah, Suez Canal, 1916 : Anzac Day celebrations. Carley Float Race, HM Hopper “32”, Official Judge Ship© IWM (Art.IWM ART 2840)

NZEF in Egypt 1914-16 map, showing the Ottoman attack. This map shows the location of Moascar and Ferry Post on the Suez Canal.

 

The Advance by the Turks on the Suez Canal, 1915