Friday 4th June 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.
‘Our battleships put in an appearance again off Cape Helles where they have been keeping up a terrific bombardment of the enemy positions. A big infantry action has been in progress at Cape Helles all day, it commenced early this morning. Things have been extremely quiet here all day, the enemy have hardly fired a shot. The 2nd Field Ambulance relieved us of the Victoria Gully station today we now have the 3 stations on the extreme right flank to work, so things will be a bit easier for us now, though lately there has been fortunately very little work for us. At about 10pm a T.B.D went in close to the point and shelled the enemy positions behind Kaba Tepe and about an hour later the Indian mountain batteries* kept up a constant fire on the enemy trenches.’
*Commonwealth countries were obliged to fight for the British Empire after the outbreak of war in 1914. Other than Australia and New Zealand, commonwealth nations such as Canada and India also fought.