Monday 26th July 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds
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‘Having spell from duty today I took the opportunity of visiting some old mates in the 4th Fld Amb, where I fell in with a bit of luck in getting a couple of tins of milk. The enemy fired several nasty shells on to the beach in the cover this afternoon. As I was coming back to our camp one shell alone wounded 7. The new 4.7 naval gun fired its first shell at about 6pm, to our surprise her second shot was answered by the enemy with a large shell from a new heavy gun of theirs. Our gun fired six shells all of which were replies to by the enemy gun, they seem to have a pretty good knowledge of the position of our new gun as all their shells have exploded in the vicinity, one in particular being very close.’
For the classroom: Can you think of any types of reunions that might take place today?