Saturday 5th 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.
‘The mountain batteries kept firing all night and at midnight our infantry attacked for the purpose of keeping the enemy engaged there, while the heavy fighting is going down south. A large party where in swimming along Brighton beach this afternoon, when Beachy Bill* opened fire on them with shrapnel, with the result one chap was killed and a number of others wounded. An official report today gave us the information that the French on Thursday captured the remains of the Goebens machine gun section along with 400 prisoners, including 10 officers of which 5 were Germans.’
*Beachy Bill was the nickname given to the Turkish artillery focused on Brighton Beach. Despite this threat ANZACs continued to bathe in the ocean.