Lieutenant Francis Twisleton

Otago Mounted Rifles

After the first battle for Hill 60, Twisleton commanded a post in a trench that was half held by Allies and half by Ottomans, with only sandbags between them. He found the stench of death almost unbearable. 

Image: Portrait of Francis Twisleton Private Collection. Quotes: F.M. Twisleton, Letters from the front: World War I, Gisborne, Dick Twisleton, 2009.

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