Monday 8th February 1915- Diary of HV reynolds
Diary of an ANZAC
Please Note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.
'News was received that 14 reinforcements* were wanted to join the First Field Ambulance, 13 for the 2nd and 16 for the 3rd. I went out to the Pyramid camp, went inside the Cheops pyramid and the 2nd one, then round to the pyramid temple. The temple was the mortuary temple of the 2nd pyramid of Khefren.'
*Reinforcements were used to replace men who could no longer fight or were killed in action.
For the classroom: With the ANZACs still training in Egypt what could be the reason for needing reinforcements?