\\ Firing a Trench Mortar at Quinns Post, Gallipoli (ICS84/D/5/474)

Quinn’s Post, named after Major Hugh Quinn, 15th Battalion (Queensland) AIF, was one of the most dangerous places at Anzac. Quinn’s was positioned on the northern edge of the front line along Second Ridge, and beyond was Deadman’s Ridge, from which the enemy could fire into the side of the post. Other Turkish trenches lay opposite, and the Turks had only to advance a few metres, capture Quinn’s, and the whole Anzac area could be lost. Until the end of June 1915, the struggles at Quinn’s between Turk and Anzac were ferocious and intense, and soldiers were at risk from snipers bullets and bombs.