• Wednesday 7th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 7 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. Columns of Australian infantry marching into camp at Lemnos Island. C03383 ‘Sea has been very calm. Passed numerous groups of islands. Sighted several other transports about 4pm and all headed for an island which turned out to be Lemnos. Nearing the harbour entrance we passed a couple of …

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  • Tuesday 6th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 6 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. Men and horses probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), aboard the transport ship City of Benares en route from Lemnos to Gallipoli. P02282.043 ‘We encountered a heavy sea during the night and in consequence a good number were sea sick. I experienced the …

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  • Monday 5th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 5 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 probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), sit and stand on the deck of the transport ship City of Benares prior to the vessel's departure for Gallipoli. P02282.041 ‘We completed loading this morning when the engineers who are on board hoisted …

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  • Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday) - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 4 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.  Lieutenant Alfred John Shout sits outside his tent at Mena camp, ten miles from Cairo, playing with a rabbit. C02016 ‘Most of us obtained a couple of hours sleep on the lawns in front of the station before entraining at 3am. At 5am we left Cairo reaching immediately, the boat being the…

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  • Saturday 3rd April 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 3 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 band of the 12th Battalion plays for an audience of soldiers including members of the 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), before the Battery's departure for Lemnos and then Gallipoli. P00046.018 ‘The whole camp was astir early and set about striking camp, a proceeding …

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  • Friday 2nd April 1915 (Good Friday)- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 2 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 view of the Sphinx and Pyramid at Gizeh. B01758 ‘Church parade was held at 7am and we were then given the day to ourselves. Spent the morning with half a dozen mates going through the Pyramids again. Received orders today that the 1st Brigade are to leave camp to proceed to Alexandria …

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  • Thursday 1st April 1915-Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 1 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. Bugle : Private T B McPherson, 9 Battalion AIF REL32967 ‘Reveille* sounded this morning at 5am and the Division went out on the desert for a days field work. Our unit marched out to White house where our section remained while the remainder of the unity went further on, they returned at …

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  • Monday 29th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 29 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 general view of the parade during General Sir Ian Hamilton's review of the 1st Division, taken from the far end of Mena Camp, 10 miles from Cairo. C00036 ‘The whole division minus the 3rd Brigade was drawn up in formation on the desert at 9.30am while General Sir Ian Hamilton …

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  • Sunday 28th March 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 28 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.  Australian soldiers in a dust storm. P00702.011 ‘Church Parade was interrupted this morning by a really severe storm* commencing in the middle of it, it has been almost unbearable during the day.’ *Extremes in weather experienced in the Egyptian desert were nothing compared to the …

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  • 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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