• Thursday 24th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 24 June 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 No 1 Casualty Clearing Station (CSS) taken about 4 weeks after the landing. A01500 ‘The 5th Battery, City of Glasgow R.F.A came ashore this afternoon with their 5inch howitzers. After sunset they hauled them round into Victoria Gully just below our camp. Bill Rogers, one…

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  • Wednesday 23rd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 23 June 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. Soldiers on the beach at Anzac Cove. Some of the men are attending to daily duties while others are resting on the sand or swimming. P02647.026 ‘A large seaplane was flying around here at about 9am. There were a large number of us swimming at the cove at about 3pm when the enemy …

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  • Tuesday 22nd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 22 June 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. 'recto: Achi Baba, from Tommy's Trench, Helles; verso: The top of the Taurus Mountains' By George Lambert ART02849  ‘At about 2am an aeroplane could be heard flying overhead but it could not be seen. One of our new large planes flew over about 11am. The monitor appeared again at …

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  • Monday 21st June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 21 June 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 metal loophole plate used by the 1st Battalion, showing the marks of Turkish snipers' bullets. It had only been in position a few days. A01002 ‘During the night a heavy artillery action which has continued off and on during the day has been in progress down at Helles. The …

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  • Sunday 20th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 20 June 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.  Communion set in presentation case : Chaplain W E Dexter AIF REL34239   ‘Things have been very quiet today. A church service was held in our camp this evening. A couple of shells fell right in the track at Dawkins Point at 8.30pm, usually there are numbers passing the spot …

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  • Saturday 19th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 19 June 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. Bronze statue of a First World War soldier wearing 'Anzac uniform' (bare torso, shorts made from cut down trousers, hat, boots and socks) carrying three four-gallon tins used for water storage and collection. ART14074 ‘One of our planes passed over here this morning and went …

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  • Friday 18th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 18 June 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 Army issue watch with leather wristband : Major I G Mackay, 4 Battalion AIF REL ‘This afternoon a Monitor shelled the enemy positions behind Kaba Tepe. At about 10pm the enemy guns in the Olive Grove fired a few shells at our stores in the cove, it is unusual for the …

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  • Thursday 17th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 17 June 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.   British troops in the trenches at Ghurka Bluff in the Cape Helles area. H16497 ‘The enemy artillery has been rather active at times during the past week or so, otherwise things have been extremely quiet, especially in the trenches, it seems to be a deadlock as far as we are …

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  • Wednesday 16th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 16 June 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. Sergeant Cyril Lawrence, No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, has his head shaved while seated outside a trench. P02226.020 ‘Rain has been threatening all day and it has got very cool. Late in the afternoon my 3 mates went up to Captain Goldsmiths station where we are…

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  • Tuesday 15th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 15 June 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. Launches towing barges loaded with barrels of wine for French Army troops being towed to a ship for transport to the Gallipoli Peninsula. H10322 ‘One of our aeroplanes flew over in the direction of Maidros at about 8am and returned about 10.30am. A large seaplane was circling …

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