• Wednesday 3rd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 3 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. Cairo street 1915. J05758   ‘Granted leave* to visit Cairo, spent the day with Ellis Stones and his mates, had a good deal of amusement during the afternoon in the Esbekier gardens, where there is an open air skating rink, it is an extremely rough affair being made of concrete. Went to…

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  • Tuesday 2nd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 2 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 front entrance to the Mena House Hotel at Mena, ten miles from Cairo, which was taken over for use as 2 Australian General Hospital (2 AGH) early in 1915 C00528 ‘Spent the morning packing and loading up our transport wagons. At 10am took 2 patients to the Mena House in one of the …

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  • Monday 1st Mar 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 1 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. Goods made by Northcote Red Cross Society. H11735 'An issue of underclothing from the Red Cross Society was made to us today. Met Ellis Stone for the first time today, they were down on the canal while the dust-up* was in progress there.'  *Dust-up is slang for a fight.  For the …

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  • Saturday 27th 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.   Men of the 3rd Brigade, 1st AIF, preparing to leave Mena Camp. P02800.005 ‘On picquet duty 2am to 6am also 2pm  to 6pm, relieved from guard at 6pm. The whole 3rd Brigade are preparing to move out of camp.’

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  • Friday 26th 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. Two soldiers, possibly members of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade, beside a stack of full sacks and rows of unpacked stores on the desert sand. P02359.010 ‘Spent the morning on ration fatigue* and was detailed for guard at 10m.’  *Feeding and clothing everyone in the First AIF was a …

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  • 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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