• Thursday 1st April 1915-Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 1 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. Bugle : Private T B McPherson, 9 Battalion AIF REL32967 ‘Reveille* sounded this morning at 5am and the Division went out on the desert for a days field work. Our unit marched out to White house where our section remained while the remainder of the unity went further on, they …

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  • Monday 29th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 29 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.  A general view of the parade during General Sir Ian Hamilton's review of the 1st Division, taken from the far end of Mena Camp, 10 miles from Cairo. C00036 ‘The whole division minus the 3rd Brigade was drawn up in formation on the desert at 9.30am while General Sir Ian Hamilton…

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  • Sunday 28th March 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 28 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.  Australian soldiers in a dust storm. P00702.011 ‘Church Parade was interrupted this morning by a really severe storm* commencing in the middle of it, it has been almost unbearable during the day.’ *Extremes in weather experienced in the Egyptian desert were nothing compared to…

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  • Saturday 27th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 27 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 burial of a soldier at Old Cairo Cemetery. P00152.017 ‘The funeral of our late comrade Pte. E pickles who died at the Mena House hospital, took place from there at 10am, being on duty in camp I could not attend the funeral.’ For the classroom: How might a funeral affect …

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  • Friday 26th March 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 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. 'Camp stories' By H Septimus Power ART03319 ‘Spent the morning on a route march and has the afternoon free of parades.’ Read on

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  • Thursday 25th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 25 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. 'Mosque at Aleppo' By David Barker ART00074 ‘Obtained leave to visit Cairo. Went out to the Citadel with R Clarke, we spent a most interesting time there, especially with some Indians. They showed us through their hospital and we had a good long talk to 2 officers. One had been …

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  • Wednesday 24th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 24 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. A brigade signal section driver being photographed with pack. C00572  ‘A kit inspection took up the morning, a check being taken of missing articles of equipment. Pay day. Spent the evening at Red Cross Pictures.’ For the classroom: Why do you think the men’s equipment was…

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  • Tuesday 23rd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 23 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.   A YMCA blackboard showing details of the performance of 'Hang It'. P03569.003     ‘Granted leave but spent a lazy day in camp, went to the picture show at the Empire theatre after tea. There are 5 picture theatres in this camp. They are extremely roughly constructed, but …

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  • Monday 22nd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 22 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. 'General Chaytor's tent, Kantara camp' By George Lambert ART02831 ‘Spent the day marking out our camp boundaries with large lumps of limestone, the previous boundary being covered by the drifting sand*.’ *Herbert had never experienced conditions like this. Life in the desert …

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  • Sunday 21st March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 19 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. An ambulance taking sick soldiers into Mena House Hotel, which was occupied by No 2 Australian General Hospital (2AGH). J02139  ‘Spent the day in camp being detailed for duty on the emergency stretcher squad. Two patients, one at 10.30am, the other at 7pm were taken to Mena …

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