Monday 2nd August 1915- Diary of HV Reynold
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.
‘Three light cruisers have been shelling the ridge of Achi Baba and also some enemy positions in the gully behind Kaba Tepe all the afternoon. Large enemy shells have been falling on the gun ridge again today. At about 6pm an enemy aeroplane apparently made a deliberate attempt to bomb the hospital ship, which was at anchor about 2 miles out, fortunately the bomb exploded in the water about 300 yards away, there were no other vessels in the vicinity at the time and no excuses could be made for the dastardly act. The machine came straight over our camp and let another bomb go when he appeared to be immediately overhead, however it landed near the wireless station in Clarkes Gully and exploded harmlessly. Two guns of the no 9 battery set up to fire at aeroplanes sent shells after him as fast as they could fire, but without any further result than making him rise higher into the air. A field gun is a very unwieldy things to use against aeroplanes and not satisfactory results can be expected from them.’