One of the heroes of Helles
and Suvla was Sergeant Mehmet the bomber. This heroic Turkish boy was catching the hand
grenades, which the English threw on Turkish trenches and he with an unbelievable speed
was throwing them to the other side again. Probably the English have realised that and
they began to throw the grenades following one another, to hinder the reply of Mehmet.
Henceforth, one of the grenades exploded in the hand of Mehmet and he lost his right arm.
This manly youngster in his letter addressed to his divisions commander was saying;
I have lost my right arm, its nothing, I still have my left arm. I can still be of
service. There is only one thing depressing me, my wound is still open. That is why I
cant leave the hospital. Please forgive me, your highness.