• 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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  • Thursday 4th February 1915

    Thursday 4 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 general view of the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade tent and horse lines at Heliopolis, near Cairo. C02600 'We marched to the 4th Brigade camp at Heliopolis, and got our blankets from the 4th Field Ambulance during the afternoon. The buildings here are splendid structures, the …

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  • Recent acquisition: new Private Records relating to ‘G for George’

    Wednesday 3 February 2010 by Alessandro Antonello. 3 comments

    Detail of navigation map kept by William Gourlay, showing Nuremberg (PR04522) The Australian War Memorial has recently received important documents relating to the Nuremberg bombing raid of 30-31 March 1944 and the iconic Lancaster bomber ‘G for George’.  Through a generous donation, the navigation log and map made by William Albert Gourlay, navigator on board ‘G for George’ for the fateful raid, have been added to the …

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  • Wednesday 3rd February 1915

    Wednesday 3 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.   Courtyard, 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia By George Lambert ART02817 'The Field Ambulance reinforcements for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd disembarked at 9am and entrained for Cairo* at 9.30am. We arrived at Abbassia at 5pm and marched to the camp behind the barracks. We slept in a …

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  • Tuesday 2nd February 1915

    Tuesday 2 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. Herbert embarked on the HMAT A35 Berrima at 12pm on the 22nd of December 1914 'Arrived at Alexandria at 8am the harbour was full of wind jammers most of which are prizes. We pulled into the wharf at 2pm, the Light Horse Ambulance reinforcements went ashore and proceeded to the camp. No …

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  • Diary of an ANZAC: A Gallipoli Perspective

    Monday 1 February 2010 by Janice Farrer. 1 comments

    This is the story of Herbert Vincent Reynolds No. 622 First Field Ambulance, First AIF.   Herbert Vincent Reynolds enlisted in the 1st AIF at the age of 18 Born in Sebastopol Victoria on 16thSeptember 1896 Herbert attended Sebastopol State School until 1912 and obtained high marks for both the drawings and models he made. Since the age of 14 Herbert was an army cadet and in 1914 when the war broke out he was called up for …

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