Diary of Herbert Vincent Reynolds, 1917-1918
Diary relating to the First World War service of 622 Private Herbert Vincent Reynolds, 1st Australian Field Ambulance. In this diary, kept between 1 January 1917 and 24 [April] 1918, Reynolds details his service on the Western Front with 1 Australian Field Ambulance. He describes the frequently trying conditions, including the extremely cold weather, constant enemy artillery barrages, and several gas attacks. Reynolds also describes the wounded from the fighting at Bullecourt and being sent with his unit to the Ypres and Menin Road areas in early September 1917. After being wounded on 20 September 1917, he describes his evacuation to an American general hospital at Camiers before being sent to Birmingham for convalescence.