Sunday 16 May 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. 

Anzac Cove seen from a spot near the tents of the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station. Anzac Cove seen from a spot near the tents of the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station. C01878

‘Was on duty at the Victoria Gully station all night, there were no casualties through us from the trenches and we returned to our bivouacs at 6am. Headquarters issued instructions today that only urgent cases* are in future to be removed from the dressing stations to the Casualty Clearing Station during the day while the enemy artillery is in action.’

*Like a modern hospital cases are treated using a triage system. This means that all patients are assessed then treated in order by severity of injury. For example, a life threatening wound will be treated over a minor one.

For the classroom: Can you list the pros and cons of working with this system?