• Monday 26th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 26 April 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 stretcher bearer from 1st Australian Field Ambulance has time to smile as he and others of his unit unload their equipment after landing at Anzac Cove. A05782 ‘Obtained about an hour’s sleep early this morning, we had hardly been able to make the best of a few minutes to rest before …

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  • Sunday 25th April 1915 – The Anzac Landing - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 25 April 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. Steam pinnance towing ships' boats full of stretcher bearers from 1st Australian Field Ambulance to Anzac Cove at 0800 hours. A05772   ‘At 1.30 am the boat weighed anchor and got under way. Every one was astir early and watching for the first signs of the engagement, at about 5am we …

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  • Saturday 24th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 24 April 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. Troops of an Australian Battalion on the deck of the battleship Prince of Wales in Mudros Harbour just before the landing. A01829 ‘At last the big move which we have been awaiting has come and orderly preparations can be observed every where. Everyone has his respective kit reduced to the…

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  • 95th Anniversary of Gallipoli Campaign

    Friday 23 April 2010 by Nicholas Schmidt. 1 comments

    This ANZAC Day marks the 95th anniversary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign, when tens of thousands of British, French and Dominion troops landed on the Turkish coast. To acknowledge this anniversary, the Australian War Memorial’s Research Centre is displaying previously unseen original letters and diaries relating to the campaign. The Research Centre’s collection is a rich source of records that tells the story of Gallipoli in the …

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  • Friday 23rd April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 23 April 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. Aft guns of the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth located off the shores of Gallipoli Peninsula. G00225 ‘Late in the afternoon our boat cast off from the Lake Michigan and steamed down the harbour. On passing the Queen Elizabeth the salute was sounded and every one lined up on deck. We moved…

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  • Wednesday 21st April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 21 April 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. Australian troops in small boats being towed by a pinnace in the harbour on the Greek island of Lemnos, a practice for the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula. C01422 ‘A party of our unit left this boat today for duty on other boat as medical orderlies. We received instruction today upon …

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  • Tuesday 20th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 20 April 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. H.M Troopship 'Lake Michigan'. J02419 ‘The Lake Michigan took on water today.’

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  • Monday 19th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 19 April 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. Members of 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), with an 18 pound field gun at the extreme point of recoil. P00046.028 ‘We have all been busy today shifting ammunition etc. Artillery men have been attaching fuses to the 18 pounder shells which we have on board. Australian …

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  • Private Leonard Granrott in the battle at Messines

    Monday 19 April 2010 by Robyn van Dyk. 7 comments

    In the lead up to Anzac Day on 25 April, the thoughts of many Australians  often turn to members of their own family who served during the First World War. The Australian War Memorial's databases hold a rich source of detail for  families who may want to learn more about the service of their relative. I was asked recently by ABC radio about what can be found online and in the Memorial's collections to help tell us the story of …

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  • Sunday 18th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 18 April 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. Soldiers sleeping and reading on the deck of SS Ballarat, some appear to be suffering from sea sickness. A00887 ‘Church parade at 10.30am. The few sick on board were today removed to the hospital shore. An aeroplane has been circling about over the harbour today.’

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