Sunday 4 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. 

Lieutenant Alfred John Shout sits outside his tent at Mena camp, ten miles from Cairo, playing with a rabbit. Lieutenant Alfred John Shout sits outside his tent at Mena camp, ten miles from Cairo, playing with a rabbit. C02016

‘Most of us obtained a couple of hours sleep on the lawns in front of the station before entraining at 3am. At 5am we left Cairo reaching immediately, the boat being the transport A9 City of Benares. Our quarters are very cramped being situated in the forecastle, there are also horses and mules on board.’

For the classroom: How would you feel about this change of scene? Do you think Herbert welcomed the change?