Wednesday 16 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.

Sergeant Cyril Lawrence, No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, has his head shaved while seated outside a trench. Sergeant Cyril Lawrence, No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, has his head shaved while seated outside a trench. P02226.020

‘Rain has been threatening all day and it has got very cool. Late in the afternoon my 3 mates went up to Captain Goldsmiths station where we are on duty tonight and left me to go round to the Cove for water. While there, the enemy made things very lively by shelling the depot and forcing us all to take shelter among the piles of stores. One chap was killed and several others wounded near the clearing station. After getting the water when things got a bit quieter I made off back to join my mates, but when near the No 2 A.S.C. Depot, the enemy turned his attention to it and I found myself in another warm quarter for a while, however the shelter afforded by the steep bank along the beach gave fairly good protection for getting to Victoria Gully, but when near Dawkins Point a shrapnel burst almost overhead and an infantry lad with me at the time got wounded in the leg, we got close in to the bank and he got his wound bandaged up and one of his mates took him back to the clearing station while I went back to our post to find things extremely quiet in that vicinity. A bread ration was issued again today. One of the mates cut my hair today in the latest army style.’