Monday 5 April 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. 

Soldiers probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), sit and stand on the deck of the transport ship City of Benares prior to the vessel's departure for Gallipoli. Soldiers probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), sit and stand on the deck of the transport ship City of Benares prior to the vessel's departure for Gallipoli. P02282.041

‘We completed loading this morning when the engineers who are on board hoisted their pontoons and wagons on board, and we packed the remaining bundles of fodder in the hold this afternoon. At 4.30pm we weighed anchor and set out for an unknown* destination, through of course it will be somewhere in the Dardanelles.’

*To ensure the success of the landing a little information as possible was passed to the troops before they needed it.