Friday 23 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.  

A trench at Tasmania Post held by the 12th Battalion. Major Campbell 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (ACCS) is to the right, smoking a cigarette, looking through a periscope and Colonel Hilmen Smith smoking a pipe (left) and two unidentified privates of the 12th Battalion. A trench at Tasmania Post held by the 12th Battalion. Major Campbell 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (ACCS) is to the right, smoking a cigarette, looking through a periscope and Colonel Hilmen Smith smoking a pipe (left) and two unidentified privates of the 12th Battalion. A02309

‘Nothing came of the expected stack last night, out howitzers and a couple of T.B.D’s did a bit of shelling and an outburst of rifle fire which did not last long was the only disturbance during the night. Beachy Bill got bust and shelled the beach about 11am. Some sort of an incendiary bomb was used by the enemy today, several were fired into our lines behind Tasmania Post but no damage was done by them.’