Friday 19 March 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
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 Bouvet at the Dardanelles The Bouvet at the Dardanelles P00369.014
 

‘B and C Section bearers spent the morning doing field work in some trenches out on the desert. A route march followed to Mena Flat where we found the remainder of the unit had the full ambulance equipment erected, here we had dinner, after which we packed up and returned to camp. Detailed for guard duty at 6pm. Bad news came to hand today to the effect that two British battleships HMS Ocean and Irresistible and the French battleship Bouvet have been lost at the Dardanelles.’

For the classroom: As news spread about the sinking of these allied ships how could this affect the men?