Saturday 1st May 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.
‘A few more shells from the Goeben came over this morning with the usual result they accounted for a few fish. The Triumph which is generally standing off Kaba Tepe8 always replies with Broadsides after which there is no reply from square heads. We have had a very easy day as there have been exceptionally few wounded today which is remarkable as the enemies artillery has been very active. Now that our trenches are fixed up and dugout shelters made we should not have any number of casualties to contend with until we start advancing again. At present there seems very little possibility of doing that until we receive more reinforcements, as after our losses since the landing and the continual strain involved by holding our positions against the counter attacks of the enemy. It appears now as though we are settling down to hold our positions and to await further support. This afternoon the Triumph sent 4 shells into the old fort on Kaba Tepe and made things fly.’
*Kaba Tepe or Gaba Tepe was a Turkish position and a great threat to the ANZACS. The constant shelling from this position plagued ships in the cove as well as the men on the peninsula.