Reynolds, Herbert Vincent (Private, b.1896 - d.1978)

Accession Number PR04512
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 7 wallets: 20 cm.
Object type Letter, Postcard, Photograph
Maker Reynolds, Herbert Vincent
Place made At sea, Australia, Ceylon: Colombo, Egypt, France, Malta, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1907-2005
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0156
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of 622 Private Herbert Vincent Reynolds, 1st Field Ambulance, Gallipoli and France. Collection consists of letters, postcards, photographs, news clippings and various ephemera. The bulk of the letters are written between Reynolds and his mother between 1914 and 1919. The letters cover many topics including his voyage to Egypt, places visited in Egypt, his movement and service on Gallipoli, leave, parcels received, the landscape, rations, his hearing loss and convalescence in England, movement to France, his feelings about the war, lack of drinking water, and sport. Transcript of these letters can be found in 'An Anzacs Story' By Rex Reynolds [MSS1666].

There are also many postcards from the same period, both written and blank, as well as photographs, many of which were taken by Reynolds himself using the camera in the collection as REL41494. The ephemera includes items collected from his time in the militia before the war, items from his involvement in both wars, recommendations, invitations, through to newsclippings collected by his family long after his death. At various times during 1936 to 1960, Reynolds served as the Mayor of Sebastopol and some of these items relate to this period.