Thursday 1 April 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.

Bugle : Private T B McPherson, 9 Battalion AIF Bugle : Private T B McPherson, 9 Battalion AIF

‘Reveille* sounded this morning at 5am and the Division went out on the desert for a days field work. Our unit marched out to White house where our section remained while the remainder of the unity went further on, they returned at 3pm and we set off back to camp.’

*Reveille is a bugle call used to mark the phases of a soldiers day. At the end of the day soldiers were called back to their barracks through the call of ‘Last Post’.

For the classroom: During commemorative ceremonies the Last post is often played. What might be the significance of this?