• 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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  • Sunday 14th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 12 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 unidentified troopers marching while undergoing training in Egypt for dismounted service on the Gallipoli Peninsula. C00384 ‘We are bivouacked on the edge of the desert here and are about 3 miles from the Sakara Pyramids, the peculiar step pyramid being in plain view. The …

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  • Friday 12th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 12 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 soldier on a horse in front of two tents and the Second Pyramid at Mena, Egypt. J02124 'The 1st Brigade left camp this morning and went to Sakara for a few days bivouac*, I remained in camp with the guard.'  *Soldiers were sent out to the desert to train. Men had to …

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  • Saturday 13th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 12 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.   Sakkara, Pyramids and Roman ruins By George Lambert ART02773 'Headquarters sent for 3 men from those in camp this morning, I happened to be sent so packed up and went to Sakara on one of the wagons, reaching the bivouac at about 7pm, we reported, got some tea and turned in under one of …

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  • Thursday 11th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 11 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.   A general view of bell tents in the tent lines at Mena Camp. C05282  'I was put on guard from 10am to 10am tomorrow and did picquet duty* from 10am to 2pm.'  *Large camps such as the one at Mena were under 24 hour guard. Soldiers would be rostered on guard duty.

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  • Wednesday 10th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 10 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 officers at a temple near the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. 'The reinforcements had a medical inspection. I visited the Sphinx and different tombs around the pyramids, also the valley temple of Khefren. This temple is very much damaged but not to the extent that some others …

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  • Tuesday 9th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 9 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.   Group portrait of 25 unidentified members of a 1st Division field ambulance. C02182 'The reinforcements for the 1st contingent left Abbassia at about 10am and marched out to join their units at Mena, a distance of 15 miles and reached there about 5pm. We were all allotted to messes and …

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  • Monday 8th February 1915- Diary of HV reynolds

    Monday 8 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 informal portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Cyril Brudenell Bingham White and an unidentified officer riding camels in front of the Sphinx and Cheops Pyramid. P04340.005 'News was received that 14 reinforcements* were wanted to join the First Field Ambulance, 13 for the 2nd and 16 …

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