• Saturday 27th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 27 March 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 burial of a soldier at Old Cairo Cemetery. P00152.017 ‘The funeral of our late comrade Pte. E pickles who died at the Mena House hospital, took place from there at 10am, being on duty in camp I could not attend the funeral.’ For the classroom: How might a funeral affect the …

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  • Friday 26th March 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 March 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. 'Camp stories' By H Septimus Power ART03319 ‘Spent the morning on a route march and has the afternoon free of parades.’

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  • Thursday 25th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 25 March 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. 'Mosque at Aleppo' By David Barker ART00074 ‘Obtained leave to visit Cairo. Went out to the Citadel with R Clarke, we spent a most interesting time there, especially with some Indians. They showed us through their hospital and we had a good long talk to 2 officers. One had been trained …

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  • Wednesday 24th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 24 March 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 brigade signal section driver being photographed with pack. C00572  ‘A kit inspection took up the morning, a check being taken of missing articles of equipment. Pay day. Spent the evening at Red Cross Pictures.’ For the classroom: Why do you think the men’s equipment was …

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  • Tuesday 23rd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 23 March 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 YMCA blackboard showing details of the performance of 'Hang It'. P03569.003     ‘Granted leave but spent a lazy day in camp, went to the picture show at the Empire theatre after tea. There are 5 picture theatres in this camp. They are extremely roughly constructed, but …

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  • Monday 22nd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 22 March 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. 'General Chaytor's tent, Kantara camp' By George Lambert ART02831 ‘Spent the day marking out our camp boundaries with large lumps of limestone, the previous boundary being covered by the drifting sand*.’ *Herbert had never experienced conditions like this. Life in the desert was a new …

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  • Sunday 21st March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 March 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 ambulance taking sick soldiers into Mena House Hotel, which was occupied by No 2 Australian General Hospital (2AGH). J02139  ‘Spent the day in camp being detailed for duty on the emergency stretcher squad. Two patients, one at 10.30am, the other at 7pm were taken to Mena House.’ …

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  • Friday 19th March 1915-Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 March 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 Bouvet at the Dardanelles P00369.014  ‘B and C Section bearers spent the morning doing field work in some trenches out on the desert. A route march followed to Mena Flat where we found the remainder of the unit had the full ambulance equipment erected, here we had dinner, after …

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  • Fromelles: identifying the fallen

    Friday 19 March 2010 by Aaron Pegram. 6 comments

      Private Thomas Cosgriff, 59th Battalion, of Albert Park, Victoria, was one of 1,701 Australians killed at Fromelles on 19/20th July 1916. His remains and those of 74 others were positively identified through DNA testing. DA10774 Earlier this week the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Allan Griffin announced the results of the first Joint Identification Board held to identify the remains of 250 Australian and British soldiers …

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  • Thursday 18th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 18 March 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 tent mates from D Troop, A Squadron, 5th Light Horse Regiment, cleaning up in readiness for a parade. C00383  ‘Up to the present we have been in square ridge pole tents in this camp, but today we had to pack them up and return* them to ordinance, bell tents being supplied in …

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