Wednesday 14 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. 

Australian soldiers line up on a beach to collect their pay, possibly on the Greek island of Lemnos near the Turkish coast. Australian soldiers line up on a beach to collect their pay, possibly on the Greek island of Lemnos near the Turkish coast. C00796

‘All the sick on board were removed to the hospital ship Soudan, which is at present in the harbour. We received another pay in English coin today. Australian mail arrived.’

For the classroom: How would you prepare your ship for war? What would you need on board and what could you leave behind?