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ID number 3DRL/2316
Title Monash, Sir John KCMG KCB, (General, b.1865 - d.1931)
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object type Papers
  • Monash, John (Maker)
  • Various (Maker)
Places made
  • Australia
Date made 1914-1919
Measurement 2 boxes: x 36 cm; 99 albums; 10 folios
Finding aid Collection guide
Note Open


Collection of papers of General Sir John Monash, chiefly 1914-1919 covering his wartime military career and his related activities as Director-General, Repatriation and Demobilisation from 1918-1919. Consists of records relating to court martials, training instructions for protection against gas attacks, tactical exercises for trench warfare and assaults, recommendations for awards, commendations for promotions, convoy and transportation orders, reviews of operations, conference agendas, translations of enemy documents, summaries of interviews with German prisoners of war and information from scouting expeditions. Other items in the collection include personal papers such as diaries and letters to his family and business partners. Correspondents include Prime Minister William Hughes, Sir Keith Murdoch, Minister for Defence George Pearce, Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, General Henry Chauvel, John Gibson and Dr Felix Meyer.


  • Monash, Sir John KCMG KCB, (General, b.1865 - d.1931)
  • Series 1: Personal Letters, 1914-1918

    This series consists of two bound volumes of typed transcripts of letters written by General Sir John Monash during the First World War and a folder of miscellaneous letters written between 1914 and 1918. The main correspondents include his wife ...

  • Series 3: First World War Papers, 1914-1918

    This series consists of papers relating to the First World War service of General Sir John Monash. The folders, originally bound together as 23 books, were organised by Monash and other family members and are arranged chronologically. The files ...