• Tuesday 8th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 8 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.  British Monitor, either HMS Severn or Mersey, in port on the East coast of Africa. P01236.012  ‘Feeling a bit off colour and did not turn out till midday. Things very quiet again today. A new monitor type of battleship made its appearance here today and created a deal of interest …

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  • Monday 7th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 7 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. AIF troops attending an auction at Brown's Dip at Lone Pine of Imbros Island canteen stores held by the 23rd Battalion, AIF. H14018 ‘Things have been very quiet, one of our aeroplanes has been flying around a great deal today. A canteen boat has put in an appearance from which we can …

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  • Sunday 6th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 6 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. AIF troops bathing at Anzac Beach with Allied shipping in the background. H16605 ‘The enemies batteries of artillery in the Olive Grove have been very active and have been troubling us a great deal, especially Beachy Bill who has kept her attention on Brighton beach and those who ventured …

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  • Saturday 5th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 5 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 collection of shells collected from Anzac Beach that failed to explode upon hitting the water. In the centre is a 11 inch shell from the German battle cruiser Goeben, beside which are two 4.2 inch shells fired from the Turkish gun known as 'Beachy Bill' and two smaller 12 pounders. …

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  • Friday 4th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 4 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. An Indian Mountain Battery in action at the back of Quinn's Post at Anzac Cove. A03150 ‘Our battleships put in an appearance again off Cape Helles where they have been keeping up a terrific bombardment of the enemy positions. A big infantry action has been in progress at Cape Helles all …

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  • Thursday 3rd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 3 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.  Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. P03538.001 ‘A mine sweeper was hit today by a small shell but did not suffer much damage. An old type of light cruiser escorted by T.B.Ds took up a position off Cape Suvla this afternoon and fired a great number of …

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  • Wednesday 2nd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 2 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 flat bottomed barge transporting wounded soldiers from Anzac Cove alongside the Hospital Ship Gascon. A02740  ‘The enemy sighted a barge* of fodder being towed into the A.S.C. depot pier this morning and immediately shelled it with a battery of field guns from the direction of Kaba …

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  • Tuesday 1st June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 1 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 group of unidentified gunners in a trench on the Gallipoli Peninsula. C01177 ‘Things have been very quiet* for the past few days but it has been hard to realize that there is actually a war on, as the silence at times became impressive and weird.’ *War is not full of constant …

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  • Monday 31st May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 31 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.  Fragment of officer's tunic collar : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli RELAWM07839.012  ‘All the T.B.Ds spent the morning patrolling the sea area between Imbros, Cape Helles and Suvla, evidently in search of an enemy submarine. A new type of aeroplane made its appearance here …

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  • Sunday 30th May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 30 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. Damaged and badly corroded Turkish water bottle, which is badly misshapen due to battle and environmental damage. RELAWM07799.002  ‘After being extremely quiet all the morning. The enemy made things very warm for us shortly after midday when his artillery got busy, two mates were wounded …

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