Sunday 2 May 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. 

Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully to its position on the right at ANZAC. Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully to its position on the right at ANZAC. J06124

‘There has been practically no wounded at any of the dressing stations today*. About 5pm the battleships put a number of shells into the fort on Kaba Tepe while our field guns burst a few shrapnel around it. Just at sunset all the battle ships commenced a terrific bombardment of the enemy. A seaplane was circling around overhead evidently directing their fire.’

*With no wounded coming in to the dressing station Herbert was left with quite a lot of free time.

For the classroom: How would you fill in your free time if you were entrenched on Gallipoli?