• Sunday 7th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 7 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.  Military band marching as part of a Church Parade at the 14th Australian General Hospital. P00036.006 'Church Parade, mail arrived from home. Spend evening at Red Cross pictures.' For the classroom: Why would the Red Cross want to set up picture theatres for the men? Read …

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  • Saturday 6th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 6 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.  View of Mena Camp, ten miles from Cairo, where Australian troops came for several months of intensive training before embarking for the Gallipoli Peninsula. Transport lines of the 1st Australian Field Ambulance can be seen in the foreground. C01634  'On duty 2am to 6am as line …

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  • Friday 5th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 5 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.  Training in the desert By George Benson Frank Crozier ART03607 ‘Spent the morning doing ration fatigue. All the 1st Brigade went out to the desert for manoeuvres, A and B sections went out at 2pm. I was detailed for guard and did not go.’ For the classroom: How might …

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  • Thursday 4th March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 4 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 line of ambulance wagons. PS0786 ‘Spent the morning out on the desert with the ambulance wagons, practicing* the loading of wounded.’ *With battle coming closer training days become more frequent. While training is important in the preparation for battle, it is also …

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  • Wednesday 3rd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 3 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. Cairo street 1915. J05758   ‘Granted leave* to visit Cairo, spent the day with Ellis Stones and his mates, had a good deal of amusement during the afternoon in the Esbekier gardens, where there is an open air skating rink, it is an extremely rough affair being made of …

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  • Tuesday 2nd March 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 2 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 front entrance to the Mena House Hotel at Mena, ten miles from Cairo, which was taken over for use as 2 Australian General Hospital (2 AGH) early in 1915 C00528 ‘Spent the morning packing and loading up our transport wagons. At 10am took 2 patients to the Mena House in one …

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  • Monday 1st Mar 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 1 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. Goods made by Northcote Red Cross Society. H11735 'An issue of underclothing from the Red Cross Society was made to us today. Met Ellis Stone for the first time today, they were down on the canal while the dust-up* was in progress there.'  *Dust-up is slang for a fight.  For …

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  • Saturday 27th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 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.   Men of the 3rd Brigade, 1st AIF, preparing to leave Mena Camp. P02800.005 ‘On picquet duty 2am to 6am also 2pm  to 6pm, relieved from guard at 6pm. The whole 3rd Brigade are preparing to move out of camp.’ Read on

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  • Friday 26th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 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. Two soldiers, possibly members of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade, beside a stack of full sacks and rows of unpacked stores on the desert sand. P02359.010 ‘Spent the morning on ration fatigue* and was detailed for guard at 10m.’  *Feeding and clothing everyone in the First AIF …

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  • Sunday 28th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 26 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 infantry marching during a dust storm, which is known in Egypt as a 'Khamseen'. H02732 ‘Church Parade at 10am. A heavy wind has been blowing all day and that means being unable to see for dust here on the desert. After dinner Pete was to come out but we missed each …

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