• Tuesday 18th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 18 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  The scene at Anzac Cove a few days after the landing. H01378 ‘One of the howitzers brought ashore yesterday fired a few High Explosive shells today from the end of Shrapnel Gully near Hell Spit where it has been placed in position, it is directed towards our right flank. With the …

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  • Sunday 16th May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 16 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  Anzac Cove seen from a spot near the tents of the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station. C01878 ‘Was on duty at the Victoria Gully station all night, there were no casualties through us from the trenches and we returned to our bivouacs at 6am. Headquarters issued instructions today …

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  • Saturday 15th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 15 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. 'Jack Johnson', a highly explosive shell bursting with a black smoke on a Turkish Battery, a total of 47 explosions happened in one day. A01235  ‘They enemy fired a few shells after dark last night, a thing they have seldom done lately. They have been sending over a lot of high explosive…

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  • Friday 14th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 14 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. A parade for water at No 1 Field Ambulance located on Dawkins Point at the seaward end of Victoria Gully. A01818 ‘There has been a shortage of water* here today owing to the enemy sinking one of our water barges with his artillery fire last evening. All day the enemy have been extremely …

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  • Thursday 13th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 13 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. 'AE 2 in the Sea of Marmora, April 1915' By Charles Bryant ART09016 ‘Again the enemies artillery has been very active, besides the usual shrapnel* they have been sending over a lot of high explosive shells directing their attention mostly on our communications and stores, Things have been …

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  • Wednesday 12th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 12 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. 'Gaba Tepe, Turkish position' By Horace Moore-Jones ART03209 ‘Although it rained fairly heavy during the night my mate and I were duly rewarded for our exertion in completing our dugout last night, we worked at it till well after dark and had the satisfaction of not being disturbed by the…

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  • Tuesday 11th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynold

    Tuesday 11 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

     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 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 …

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  • New display of First World War postcards

    Tuesday 11 May 2010 by Pen Roberts. 7 comments

    The postcard concept had its origins in Germany and the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of the First World War, millions of postcards were being sent across the world via postal services. The phenomenon of collecting postcards was also well and truly established. A new display featuring images of women from the First World War postcard collection, is currently showing in the Australian War Memorial’s …

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  • Monday 10th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 10 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Graves and crosses at the Hell Spit Cemetery. P02226.018 ‘After being on duty all night at the Victoria gully station we brought a casualty down at 6am, after a very quiet night. The Triumph answered the Goeben this morning with a broadside to which she did not reply. The enemies artillery…

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  • Sunday 9th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 9 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  The seaplane ship Ark Royal, which was off Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, from the commencement of the campaign. G01383 'Early this morning the Goeben sent over a few large shells with the usual result, only causing a splash. The enemies artillery has been very active again, they did not …

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