• Saturday 24th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 24 July 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 British soldier visits his comrade's grave on the cliffs on the tip of Gallipoli Peninsula at sunset. G00363 ‘Everything has been extremely quiet today and very little sniping has been done by the enemy for several days. Just before sunset a large biplane circled overhead for …

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  • Friday 23rd July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 23 July 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 trench at Tasmania Post held by the 12th Battalion. Major Campbell 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (ACCS) is to the right, smoking a cigarette, looking through a periscope and Colonel Hilmen Smith smoking a pipe (left) and two unidentified privates of the 12th …

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  • Thursday 22nd July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 22 July 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.  Informal outdoors group portrait of members of the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company wearing some of the first consignment of gas masks delivered to Anzac Cove. P02367.013 ‘An attack is expected from the enemy tonight and preparations have been made to meet it, so they …

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  • Wednesday 21st July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 21 July 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 troops with bayonets attached to their rifles in trenches prepared for a possible gas attack. They are wearing a very early model gas mask which would have been useless had gas ever been used by either side during the campaign. A00910 'A biplane passed over this …

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  • Tuesday 20th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 20 July 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 AIF artillerymen searching for the location of an enemy gun which was shelling the AIF from the direction of Gaba Tepe. H15118 ‘Last evening about 9pm a monitor put in an appearance off Kaba Tepe point flashing her searchlights on the twin trenches in front of our …

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  • Monday 19th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 19 July 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 hand lettered warning sign reading 'unexploded shell' marks the spot where the 'dud' landed. C01105 ‘At about 9am one of our large biplanes flew over and dropped a bomb on the enemy lines, returning again at about 6pm it repeated the performance, then circled overhead for …

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  • Sunday 18th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 18 July 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.  Army biscuit with message : Private S E Lever, 57 Battalion, AIF REL ‘About 8am a large biplane appeared overhead and circled around for about an hour, returning again about 3pm, it circled around for a while then flew off towards the Cape. The artillery have been rather active…

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  • Saturday 17th July 1915- Diary HV Reynolds

    Saturday 17 July 2010 by Janice Farrer. 2 comments

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  An 18-pounder field gun in a sandbag emplacement, showing damage from an 8-inchHowitzer shell which put it out of action. P01251.005 ‘Our aeroplanes have been over several times today. This afternoon I went up to see some mates in the 7th and 8th Btns. and found them in the …

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  • Friday 16th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 16 July 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 in a wrecked artillery observation post. Beside him is a bundle of rifles. C01178 ‘At about 1pm a few T.B.Destroyers accompanied by another small craft, a balloon ship and fairly large transport steamed across from Imbros and disappeared from sight …

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  • Thursday 15th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 15 July 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.  Members of the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (7ALH) playing a card game of poker in their desert camp by the Suez Canal, preparatory to revisiting Gallipoli. B00167 ‘At 7am three of our aeroplanes came over from the direction of the enemy lines, evidently returning from a …

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