Monday 8th March 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.
'Spent the morning on a route march over the desert and the afternoon in being instructed in first aid*, after which we spent an hour in the Mena House swimming bath, which is a luxury over here as swimming in the canals etc. is prohibited for medical reasons.'
*Stretcher bearers were instructed in basic first aid. This limited training meant they could only perform basic aid such as applying bandages and cleaning a wound.