Friday 19th 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.
‘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?