Tuesday 6 July 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. 

Informal group portrait of members of 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery, in front of their 18 pounder field gun on the day they were evacuated. Informal group portrait of members of 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery, in front of their 18 pounder field gun on the day they were evacuated. P00046.044

‘A large enemy shell put one of the No9 Battery guns out of action and killed some of the crew yesterday. Just before sunset the enemy guns in the Olive Grove opened fire with shrapnel on our camp, it kept us all under cover while it lasted. But no damage was done. According to a headquarters report today the explosion we saw on Achi Baba last Sunday was caused by a 6inch enemy shell exploding in a French ammunition pit, it also stated that during the recent operations at Cape Helles, a body of the 10th Ghurkas were driven out of their trenched by an enemy bomb attack, but the position was retaken again in an attack made by the Inniskilin Fusiliers.’

*Trench warfare is commonly fought back and forth over the same area. Once an enemy trench is captured it is probable that eventually the enemy will push you back out again.