Monday 8 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. 

Patients relax in the sun at Mena House. Patients relax in the sun at Mena House.

'Spent the morning on a route march over the desert and the afternoon in being instructed in first aid*, after which we spent an hour in the Mena House swimming bath, which is a luxury over here as swimming in the canals etc. is prohibited for medical reasons.'

*Stretcher bearers were instructed in basic first aid. This limited training meant they could only perform basic aid such as applying bandages and cleaning a wound.