Friday 11th 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.
‘We have been troubled with a very strong wind again and between the flies* and the dust we have an uncomfortable time. The enemy brought a Howitzer into action on our right flank today. At about 4pm our artillery livened things up for a while. A position for an artillery workshop is being dug in the bank of the gully below our camp.’
*Flies were a big problem for the men on Gallipoli. It was not uncommon for flies to fill up a soldiers’ jam tin before he could dip in his hard tack.