• Sunday 28th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 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. Australian infantry marching during a dust storm, which is known in Egypt as a 'Khamseen'. H02732 ‘Church Parade at 10am. A heavy wind has been blowing all day and that means being unable to see for dust here on the desert. After dinner Pete was to come out but we missed each other …

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  • Thursday 25th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 25 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 Wassah, Cairo By George Lambert ART02755 ‘Granted leave to visit Cairo, then went out to Helopolois to see Pete, we spent the evening at Luna Park again and had a thoroughly good time.’

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  • Wednesday 24th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 24 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. White cotton brassard with applied scarlet cotton Geneva Cross. Beside the cross, written in black ink is, 'N.R.Howse, Col., A.D.M.S., Australian Division'. RELAWM06037.002  ‘Spent morning on Mena flat erecting tents. The full equipment was put up for the purpose of an inspection by …

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  • 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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