The “Mosul” full of wounded displayed the white flag

TCD MS 3414 folio 26 recto

TCD MS 3414 folio 26 recto

[May-June 1915]

being unable to proceed further upstream, had been fired & destroyed by the Turks.

The “Mosul” full of wounded displayed the white flag & surrendered, the “Bulbull” was sunk by gunfire along with many “mahellas”. They anchored at Kalat- Sahli, where Sir Percy Cox tried to elicit information from the local Arabs as to the Turkish movements, but with little success I was told; the Arabs however seemed friendly, (as is their custom to a victor).

Early on June 3rd, the Shaitan well ahead, & having on board Sir Percy Cox, Capt Peel 81st Pioneers on the 6th Div staff & Lieut Singleton R.N. in command <and about 20 soldiers> sighted Amarah. They observed troops crowding over the bridge & many more on the river side in the town. They fired one round from their 12 pounders, the bridge was opened & a Turkish steamer, with a heavy list, made up stream leaving her barge full of soldiers tied to the bank. The Shaitan forged ahead passing the town which was crowded with Arabs & Turks apparently in a state of bewilderment. When about half a mile above the town, they perceived