• Saturday 26th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 26 June 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.  Infantrynmen hauling the 4.7 Naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully to its position on the right at ANZAC. J06125 ‘Things have been extremely quiet. Reported sick this morning with a heavy cold and extremely sore throat which has been troubling me now for some days. The L.H.F. …

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  • Friday 25th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 25 June 2010 by Janice Farrer. 1 comments

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  The balloon ship "HECLA". H16476 ‘An aeroplane passed over here at about 11am but it was hard to distinguish who it belonged to. The distinguishing mark on our planes is a red, white and blue circle on each wing. The enemy is the same as the Germans, a black cross. At about 3pm the Lord…

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  • Thursday 24th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 24 June 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.  View of No 1 Casualty Clearing Station (CSS) taken about 4 weeks after the landing. A01500 ‘The 5th Battery, City of Glasgow R.F.A came ashore this afternoon with their 5inch howitzers. After sunset they hauled them round into Victoria Gully just below our camp. Bill Rogers, one of the …

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  • These boots are made for walking... too!

    Wednesday 23 June 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments

    Late last year the Memorial received a pair of Second World War escape andevasion (EE)boots as part of a donation. We already held two pairs of 1943 Pattern EE bootsin the collection which were designed so that if an airman baled out or crash landed over enemy territory, he could cut away the suede upper with a concealed knife. This would turn his boots into 'civilian' style shoes to help him evade capture by the Germans. Neitherpair held by the…

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  • Wednesday 23rd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 23 June 2010 by Janice Farrer. 1 comments

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Soldiers on the beach at Anzac Cove. Some of the men are attending to daily duties while others are resting on the sand or swimming. P02647.026 ‘A large seaplane was flying around here at about 9am. There were a large number of us swimming at the cove at about 3pm when the enemy began to …

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  • Observations of a Film and Sound accessions officer...

    Tuesday 22 June 2010 by Kassandra Hobbs. 2 comments

    The many donations to the Australian War Memorial’s National Collection come in all shapes and sizes as well as conditions. Many collections are treasured family objects that are passed on through generations which represent stories of family members who were involved in Australia’s military commitments. Others are rescued from disposal centres or found in op shops and deposited to the Memorial from strangers who have no knowledge of the …

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  • Tuesday 22nd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 22 June 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. 'recto: Achi Baba, from Tommy's Trench, Helles; verso: The top of the Taurus Mountains' By George Lambert ART02849  ‘At about 2am an aeroplane could be heard flying overhead but it could not be seen. One of our new large planes flew over about 11am. The monitor appeared again at about 4pm…

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  • Monday 21st June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 21 June 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 metal loophole plate used by the 1st Battalion, showing the marks of Turkish snipers' bullets. It had only been in position a few days. A01002 ‘During the night a heavy artillery action which has continued off and on during the day has been in progress down at Helles. The enemy …

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  • Sunday 20th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 20 June 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.  Communion set in presentation case : Chaplain W E Dexter AIF REL34239   ‘Things have been very quiet today. A church service was held in our camp this evening. A couple of shells fell right in the track at Dawkins Point at 8.30pm, usually there are numbers passing the spot about that …

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  • Saturday 19th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 19 June 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. Bronze statue of a First World War soldier wearing 'Anzac uniform' (bare torso, shorts made from cut down trousers, hat, boots and socks) carrying three four-gallon tins used for water storage and collection. ART14074 ‘One of our planes passed over here this morning and went down to the …

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