Thursday 3 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. 

Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. P03538.001

‘A mine sweeper was hit today by a small shell but did not suffer much damage. An old type of light cruiser escorted by T.B.Ds took up a position off Cape Suvla this afternoon and fired a great number of shells at something away inland. A premature explosion from one of our own field guns killed 3 and wounded 12 of our own infantry at about 7pm. The enemy made a weak effort to attack at about 9pm.’