The Arabs were punished at every step

TCD MS 10516 folio 40 recto

TCD MS 10516 folio 40 recto

[14th September 1916] such severity that the rest of the force was shielded from attack.
The Arabs were punished at every step; machine guns on “grassy mound”, Gladstones double company in the shallow nullah and Wellesley’s retiring body took heavy toll of the enemy. Although their attack was commenced with determination and bravery it could not face the severity of our fire. To have taken “grassy mound” and the nullah would have been a great advantage to the Arabs; they would have held a strong position from which to torment us; but they had recieved (sic) too severe a punishment; they never occupied “grassy mound” but allowed us to return to camp with no more molestation than a desultory fire directed from afar. I made my way with wounded back to the Field Hospital. I was sorry to find that the little man, we brought in with /