Tuesday 11 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.  

Infantry men in bivouac near a dugout on a steep and rocky slope resting near Walker's Ridge, Anzac Cove Infantry men in bivouac near a dugout on a steep and rocky slope resting near Walker's Ridge, Anzac Cove H19465

‘After being on duty all day at the Victoria Gully station we were relieved earlier than usual and given instructions to shift our belongings to a new and much safer bivouac situated at the mouth of Victoria gully, we all felt pleased over the shift as our old position was in full view of Kaba Tepe. After some hard pick and shovel work my mate G Cochrane and I succeeded in getting a safe and comfortable dugout made to spend the night in. During the day the enemies artillery has been very active from both directions, at about 5pm they opened fire on the Engineers dugouts just below our new positions, only facing Brighton beach, there were several casualties. One of my mates named Collis was wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder this afternoon.’

For the classroom: What dangers might arise when moving a large group of solders to a new position?