Sunday 11 July 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. 

Australian artillerymen hauling a 4.7 inch naval gun into position, overseen by Major C. Rosenthal. Australian artillerymen hauling a 4.7 inch naval gun into position, overseen by Major C. Rosenthal. P03088.012

‘At about 8am an aeroplane of ours flew over. A light cruiser accompanied by a balloon ship took up position towards Imbros at about 6pm and fired a number of broadsides over our heads at some enemy positions in front of our centre, as she steamed off the enemys land batteries shelled her but every shot went very wide. A 4.7inch naval gun was brought ashore today and landed in the Cove. At about 10.30pm as we were conveying a casualty to the clearing station we passed a great number of troops hauling the new gun into Victoria Gully just below our camp. Numerous shells from our guns at Helles could be seen exploding in the enemy positions on the die of Achi Baba throughout the day.’