Thursday 4 March 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.


A line of ambulance wagons. A line of ambulance wagons.

‘Spent the morning out on the desert with the ambulance wagons, practicing* the loading of wounded.’

*With battle coming closer training days become more frequent. While training is important in the preparation for battle, it is also important for morale. Stretcher bearers such as Herbert worked in small groups of 4 men. In order to ensure the fast and efficient evacuation of wounded men each stretcher team need to know each other well.

For the classroom: What benefits are there for a group of stretcher bearers who have experience working together?