• Tuesday 20th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 20 July 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 AIF artillerymen searching for the location of an enemy gun which was shelling the AIF from the direction of Gaba Tepe. ‘Last evening about 9pm a monitor put in an appearance off Kaba Tepe point flashing her searchlights on the twin trenches in front of our extreme right …

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  • Monday 19th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 19 July 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 hand lettered warning sign reading 'unexploded shell' marks the spot where the 'dud' landed. ‘At about 9am one of our large biplanes flew over and dropped a bomb on the enemy lines, returning again at about 6pm it repeated the performance, then circled overhead for about an hour. At …

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  • Sunday 18th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 18 July 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.  Army biscuit with message : Private S E Lever, 57 Battalion, AIF ‘About 8am a large biplane appeared overhead and circled around for about an hour, returning again about 3pm, it circled around for a while then flew off towards the Cape. The artillery have been rather active all the …

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  • Saturday 17th July 1915- Diary HV Reynolds

    Saturday 17 July 2010 by Janice Farrer. 2 comments

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  An 18-pounder field gun in a sandbag emplacement, showing damage from an 8-inchHowitzer shell which put it out of action. ‘Our aeroplanes have been over several times today. This afternoon I went up to see some mates in the 7th and 8th Btns. and found them in the front line. I received …

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  • Friday 16th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 16 July 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 unidentified soldier in a wrecked artillery observation post. Beside him is a bundle of rifles. ‘At about 1pm a few T.B.Destroyers accompanied by another small craft, a balloon ship and fairly large transport steamed across from Imbros and disappeared from sight around Cape Suvla. …

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  • Thursday 15th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 15 July 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 the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (7ALH) playing a card game of poker in their desert camp by the Suez Canal, preparatory to revisiting Gallipoli. ‘At 7am three of our aeroplanes came over from the direction of the enemy lines, evidently returning from a bombing raid, …

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  • Wednesday 14th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 14 July 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 typical cooking 'range' made from inverted Turkish shell cases. 'A small ration of flour and rice was issued to us today. Providing we can turn it into something eatable it will be a welcome change to our small rations. At about 6pm one of our aeroplanes flew over and bombed the enemy…

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  • Tuesday 13th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 13 July 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.  Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 Naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully. ‘Large shells were seen to be exploding on the slopes of Achi Baba again today. This evening about 150 men hauled the 4.7 gun up to its position on the ridge between Clarks and Victoria Gullies. A few star shells were…

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  • Monday 12th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynols

    Monday 12 July 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.  'AAMC Ex AIF' badge : Private E D Nicholson, Australian Army Medcical Corps AIF ‘At about 7am our infantry made a demonstration and machine-gun fire mingled with the noise of the artillery. The heavy roll of very intense artillery action could be heard all day from Helles, the …

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  • Nothing Like the Real Thing

    Monday 12 July 2010 by Daniel McGlinchey. 1 comments

    Recently while cataloguing battlefield relics from Fromelles I came across an item I had not seen before, a German ersatz (substitute) sandbag made from paper. A search on the Memorial's database shows that this was not the only item that used substitute material; there are many items in the collection, including an ersatz felt pickelhaube (spiked helmet) and a packet of ersatz 'coffee'. As with France and Britain during the First World War, …

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