• Monday 22nd February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 22 February 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 soldiers constructing a building that was to be part of a stadium at Mena camp, 10 miles from Cairo. Like many others erected around the camps in Egypt, the building consists of panels woven from reeds or similar plant material, supported by a wooden framework. C00252  ‘Spent…

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  • Australian War Memorial Fromelles tour, 2010

    Friday 19 February 2010 by Peter Burness. 7 comments

    A unique and remarkable ceremony of Australian national significance will be conducted in France on 19 July 2010. It will be the culmination of the long search for those killed, and whose bodies were never recovered, in the disastrous Battle of Fromelles in French Flanders 94 years ago. Now discovered, 250 bodies are finally being laid to rest in the specially constructed Fromelles Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery. The first burials of these …

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  • Sunday 21st February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 February 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.   Church parade in the grounds of the Abbassia Hospital in Cairo. P00228.002  ‘Church Parade at 10am.’ For the classroom: Activities such as a Church Parade were included in a soldier’s daily life. Why do you think the Church Parade was important?

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  • Saturday 20th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 February 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 farrier from the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade with his two pet monkeys at a camp near Cairo. C01521  ‘Obtained leave from 10am for 10pm, went out to Heliopolis and visited old mates in the 14th Battalion, all the 4th Brigade are camped at Heliopolis. Found Pete …

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  • Friday 19th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 February 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.     Allies Field Ambulance Corps cap badge worn by: Driver Olive Kelso King REL  'Spent the day similar to yesterday*.’                                          *Training is important in the preparation for war. From now until the beginning of…

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  • Thursday 18th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 18 February 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 Tram Terminus at Mena. PS0561 ‘Spent the day practicing tent erecting on the Mena flat near the tram terminus. I have been attached to B section* as a stretcher barer.’ *Organisation of the First AIF is progressively broken down into smaller and smaller groups a ‘section’ …

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  • Wednesday 17th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 17 February 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 corner in the Base Post Office at camp by the Suez Canal. B00177 ‘Mail arrived, received one letter.’ For the classroom: Some days were more active than others. What might happen if the men are inactive for too long?

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  • Tuesday 16th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 16 February 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 Nile from Gezira' By George Lambert ART02821  ‘Packed up early this morning ready to move but did not do so until 10am. When we set out to march back to camp, a distance of about 10 miles which we accomplished by 1pm. The road was horribly dusty being one of the main roads in the…

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  • Monday 15th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 15 February 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.   Sand cart and team, Kantara By George Lambert ART02812  ‘Spent the morning at stretcher drill. We were all vaccinated* today.’  *ANZACs were vaccinated against a number of illnesses. With so many men already taking ill in Egypt, it was feared disease would spread once the men …

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  • Love Letter Update for Valentine's Day

    Saturday 13 February 2010 by Nicholas Schmidt. 6 comments

    It has been a year since the first blog entry went up about Marthe Gylbert and her letter. In this time, with the help of some very generous people, I have been able to discover much about Marthe and her wonderful love letter. If you have not seen the previous blog entries, they can be found here and here. Marthe‘s nephew Jean Marc Gylbert has been very helpful and interested. He has provided much information about his family and his aunt …

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