There was also a water tank with fragmentation damage that would have been used to supply drinking water to the company positions.
A little further on I came across a cluster of bunkers which I assume would have been C Coy HQ.
A little further down was the bridge over the reservoir that figured in the story of confused fighting above.
You can almost picture Major Baillie charging across pistol drawn and with Donald Hill hard on his heels. Nearby there was a pillbox. It's tower visible above the slope in the picture below:
Crossing the bridge the path leads on to Bennett Hill the last line of defense with a string of assorted troops, RAF, Royal Navy and Canadians lying on the reverse slope of the stoney hill , whilst under mortar fire and holding the defensive perimeter to defend Aberdeen and the Royal Navy Dockyard.
Up on the hill in the heat of a Hong Kong afternoon I found a British or Canadian webbing buckle, a gas mask clasp, part of a Mills grenade and two spent tommy gun rounds (.45).
In a different location but not far away I once found a cobalt blue WW2 Army water bottle buried (actually I think stashed) near the path on Mount Cameron (see the picture below),
When I lifted it out of the ground, it was heavy, it was still full. The cork was welded into the top and water-tight after 70 years ! Knowing that some soldiers put rum in their water bottles. I opened it took out the liquid but it smelt and looked like off-colour water. I put it to my lips - hesitant to drink it ! but the taste was water - but it was WW2 water almost certainly dating back to that fateful month - December 1941. It was truly a taste of history !
(1) Quotes taken from "17 Days until Christmas" by Leo Paul Berard
(2) Quotes from the diary of Donald Hill in Appendix to "The Code of Love" Andro Linklater.
(3) Quotes taken from "The Code of Love" by Andro Linklater
(4) Quotes from the diary of Donald Hill in Appendix to "The Code of Love" Andro Linklater.