Transcribing the War Diaries of the 85th Heavy Battery on Yorke Island into a Digital Format has been a project sitting on the shelf for a considerable period of time. It seemed to be such a daunting task. I tried simply transcribing the war diaries and enlisted Bdr Halstead to give it a go as well. There seemed to be just too much material and no way of simplifying the task. Unfortunately the age of the paper made OCR unfeasible.
Recently I discovered the capability of "Voice Typing" in google docs. Reading the documents provides a useable collection of digitized material ready for formatting and significantly reduces the amount of time required to do the War Diaries.
The project is in its infancy as I have only reached 10 September 1939. Any volunteers willing to give me a hand?
All the latest happenings with the Vancouver Gunners