Tuesday 9th 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.
'The reinforcements for the 1st contingent left Abbassia at about 10am and marched out to join their units at Mena, a distance of 15 miles and reached there about 5pm. We were all allotted to messes and tents. I was allotted to number 1 mess and number 1 tent.'
Note: Herbert volunteered to be reinforcement for 1st Field Ambulance. In a letter home to his mother he expressed his sadness at having to leave his Victorian comrades behind and join up with a New South Wales contingent.
For the classroom: How would you feel having to leave the men you had trained with to join another unit?