Wednesday 2 June 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.

A flat bottomed barge transporting wounded soldiers from Anzac Cove alongside the Hospital Ship Gascon. A flat bottomed barge transporting wounded soldiers from Anzac Cove alongside the Hospital Ship Gascon. A02740
 

‘The enemy sighted a barge* of fodder being towed into the A.S.C. depot pier this morning and immediately shelled it with a battery of field guns from the direction of Kaba Tepe, fortunately he missed his mark on every occasion and no damage was done. Our casualties have been extremely few during the past few days, most of them are caused by shell fire in the back area and on the beach. One of our aeroplanes bombed the enemy trenches again today.’

*These barges were primarily used for transporting animals and fodder. However they proved useful in the evacuation of wounded troops off the peninsula.