• Sunday 11th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 11 April 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 Wight floatplane about to ascend at Mudros Harbour. G00766  ‘On duty with the guard today, a number of war ships entered the harbour during the night. A seaplane* rose and circled over the harbour for about an hour today.’ *The sight of a seaplane was so strange for many …

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  • Saturday 10th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 10 April 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 vast collection of transports began gradually to gather in Mudros Harbour. G00881A ‘A very stiff breeze has been blowing all day. Numbers of transports arrived*.’ *In the lead up to the landing transports gathered in Mudros harbour. This location was deemed a suitable and …

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  • Friday 9th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 9 April 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 Russian Navy's 6500 ton light cruiser Askold in the harbour of the Ceylon capital. C01597 'The fire alarm was sounded this morning for practice and every one had to take up a position at their stations. Spent the afternoon at boat practice, we rowed to the Russian cruiser …

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  • Thursday 8th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 8 April 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 New Zealand soldiers standing in front of a windmill on the Aegean island of Lemnos, which the Allies used as a base during the Gallipoli campaign. C01879 ‘Slept on deck and woke up almost frozen, a very heavy dew having fallen during the night. This harbour is a …

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  • Wednesday 7th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 7 April 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. Columns of Australian infantry marching into camp at Lemnos Island. C03383 ‘Sea has been very calm. Passed numerous groups of islands. Sighted several other transports about 4pm and all headed for an island which turned out to be Lemnos. Nearing the harbour entrance we passed a …

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  • Tuesday 6th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 6 April 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 and horses probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), aboard the transport ship City of Benares en route from Lemnos to Gallipoli. P02282.043 ‘We encountered a heavy sea during the night and in consequence a good number were sea sick. I …

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  • Monday 5th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 5 April 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.  Soldiers probably of the 1st Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), sit and stand on the deck of the transport ship City of Benares prior to the vessel's departure for Gallipoli. P02282.041 ‘We completed loading this morning when the engineers who are on board …

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  • Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday) - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 4 April 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.  Lieutenant Alfred John Shout sits outside his tent at Mena camp, ten miles from Cairo, playing with a rabbit. C02016 ‘Most of us obtained a couple of hours sleep on the lawns in front of the station before entraining at 3am. At 5am we left Cairo reaching immediately, the boat …

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  • Saturday 3rd April 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 3 April 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 band of the 12th Battalion plays for an audience of soldiers including members of the 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), before the Battery's departure for Lemnos and then Gallipoli. P00046.018 ‘The whole camp was astir early and set about striking camp, a …

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  • Friday 2nd April 1915 (Good Friday)- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 2 April 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 view of the Sphinx and Pyramid at Gizeh. B01758 ‘Church parade was held at 7am and we were then given the day to ourselves. Spent the morning with half a dozen mates going through the Pyramids again. Received orders today that the 1st Brigade are to leave camp to proceed to …

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