• Thursday 17th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 17 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 troops in the trenches at Ghurka Bluff in the Cape Helles area. H16497 ‘The enemy artillery has been rather active at times during the past week or so, otherwise things have been extremely quiet, especially in the trenches, it seems to be a deadlock as far as we are concerned at…

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  • Wednesday 16th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 16 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. Sergeant Cyril Lawrence, No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, has his head shaved while seated outside a trench. P02226.020 ‘Rain has been threatening all day and it has got very cool. Late in the afternoon my 3 mates went up to Captain Goldsmiths station where we are on duty …

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  • Tuesday 15th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 15 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. Launches towing barges loaded with barrels of wine for French Army troops being towed to a ship for transport to the Gallipoli Peninsula. H10322 ‘One of our aeroplanes flew over in the direction of Maidros at about 8am and returned about 10.30am. A large seaplane was circling about for …

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  • Monday 14th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 14 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  'Gallipoli landscape at sunset with drowned figure' By Sidney Nolan ART91262 ‘A T.B.Destroyer went in close to Kaba Tepe this morning and shelled the enemy tranches from a while, she returned again this afternoon and shelled the enemy away inland, on this occasion the enemy fired at her …

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  • Sunday 13th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 13 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 bakers at the 1st Australian Field Bakery on a Greek island near the Turkish coast. C00898 ‘A  cruiser disturbed us early this morning which was shelling the enemy trenches from a position off Kaba Tepe while another was firing a way inland from a  position …

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  • Friday 11th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 11 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.  Two soldiers sit beside a pile of empty tins cutting up barbed wire for jam tin bombs. The bombs were made near the beach, a spot popularly known as the 'bomb factory' near Anzac Cove. G00267 ‘We have been troubled with a very strong wind again and between the flies* and the dust we have…

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  • A collection of First World War fundraising badges

    Friday 11 June 2010 by Pen Roberts. 3 comments

      Badge from 1916 “Journée Nationale des Orphelins” (“National Orphans’ Day”)  “.. give what you can, give a little of your happiness, a little of your well-being and a lot of your soul.” These words are an English translation of a 1916 French poster for “Journée Nationale des Orphelins” (National Orphans’ Day). Philanthropic organisations and patriotic groups moved swiftly to help alleviate the suffering…

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  • Thursday 10th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 10 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 artillery man in his dugout at Gallipoli. J02722 ‘The wind has been blowing a gale all day. We have not been troubled with the enemy artillery from Kaba Tepe again today, there may be some truth in something we heard about a T.B.D going in close to Kaba Tepe Point on Tuesday night and…

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  • Wednesday 9th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 9 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 line of soldiers of an unidentified unit of the 2nd Australian Division carrying full equipment, moving to a forward position at Anzac. P02905.002  ‘A very strong wind has been blowing the dust about all day in great clouds. Met Ken Walker this afternoon and got what news he had of …

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  • 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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