• 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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  • Saturday 6th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 5 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. Elevated view of the tent and horse lines of the 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), as seen from the roof of the mess room. P00046.009     'I went out to the pyramid camp at Mena with Ralph Clark and we had a good time, we had tea at the 2nd Field Ambulance mess room with…

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  • Friday 5th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 5 February 2010 by Janice Farrer.

      The camp of the 2nd Training Battalion near Cairo. C00537 'We have to look after the sanitary conditions* of the camp. I went into Heliopolis with another chap and got back just in time to fall in when an alarm was sounded at 9.30pm. Heliopolis is about 2 miles from where our camp was pitched.' *Sanitary conditions of the camps were important as poor conditions could lead to an  outbreak of disease. For the classroom: How …

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  • Sunday 7th February 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 5 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. This pleasure resort was converted for use as an Australian Auxiliary Hospital after the commencement of the operations at the Dardanelles and continued to be so used well into 1916. C04085  'Ralph Clark and myself went over to Luna Park* at Heliopolis and has such a good time, this place…

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