• Saturday 17th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 17 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 soldiers resting on an ancient bridge during a route march on the island of Lemnos. C00740 ‘A party of us rowed ashore today and went for a march over the hills, the exercise was very welcome after being on board ship for a couple of weeks. We passed through one small village, …

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  • Friday 16th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 16 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. Barges with fresh water alongside the "Leicestershire" J05714 ‘At 7am the tug Jessie, came and towed the barge away. At 8pm the water tank ship Sunik, came alongside and replenished our supply of fresh water*.’ *There was no fresh water supply on Gallipoli so water for the troops was …

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  • Thursday 15th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 15 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. 1915, Lemnos harbour. H16525 ‘At 11pm a party of 4 of us were detailed for duty to guard an ammunition barge alongside, and prevent it bumping the transport.’

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  • Wednesday 14th April 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 14 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 soldiers line up on a beach to collect their pay, possibly on the Greek island of Lemnos near the Turkish coast. C00796 ‘All the sick on board were removed to the hospital ship Soudan, which is at present in the harbour. We received another pay in English coin today. …

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  • Tuesday 13th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 13 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 soldiers carrying out boat drill in the harbour on the Aegean island of Lemnos in preparation for the landing at Anzac Cove. C02161 ‘Rain fell during almost the whole night and continued during the day at short intervals. We are to spend the day at disembarkation practice …

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  • Monday 12th April 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 12 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. Unidentified soldiers delivering the 7th Australian Field Ambulance mail packet. H00291 ‘The harbour is just packed with boats of one description or another now and we are patiently waiting for the next move which we expect at any time. Received mail from home today.’

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  • Sunday 11th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 11 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. A Wight floatplane about to ascend at Mudros Harbour. G00766  ‘On duty with the guard today, a number of war ships entered the harbour during the night. A seaplane* rose and circled over the harbour for about an hour today.’ *The sight of a seaplane was so strange for many of the men…

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  • Saturday 10th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 10 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 vast collection of transports began gradually to gather in Mudros Harbour. G00881A ‘A very stiff breeze has been blowing all day. Numbers of transports arrived*.’ *In the lead up to the landing transports gathered in Mudros harbour. This location was deemed a suitable and safe place …

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  • Friday 9th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 9 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. The Russian Navy's 6500 ton light cruiser Askold in the harbour of the Ceylon capital. C01597 'The fire alarm was sounded this morning for practice and every one had to take up a position at their stations. Spent the afternoon at boat practice, we rowed to the Russian cruiser Askold, round …

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  • Thursday 8th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 8 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 group of New Zealand soldiers standing in front of a windmill on the Aegean island of Lemnos, which the Allies used as a base during the Gallipoli campaign. C01879 ‘Slept on deck and woke up almost frozen, a very heavy dew having fallen during the night. This harbour is a fairly …

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