Papers relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, June-July 1918

Accession Number AWM2018.19.99
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 14
Object type Papers
Physical description 67 Image/s captured
Maker Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
Monash, John
Peck, John Henry
Ralph, Edgar Maurice
Tivey, Edwin
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Papers relating to the First World War service of Major-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 5th Australian Division, 7 June - 31 July 1918.

This collection primarily contains official records written and compiled by Hobbs relating to the Battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918. This material comprises a 5th Australian Division Diary of Operations for 4-5 July 1918, associated messages of congratulation and a detailed report on the battle. Other items in the collection include official records for minor offensives carried out during May - July 1918, and correspondence on the subject of discipline and desertion in connection with soldiers "suffering from nervous breakdown".

This file contains:

Narrative of Operations During the Month of May 1918 by Brigadier-General E. [Edwin] Tivey, 7 June 1918;
Notes on Conference Held at the School House, Coisey on the 5 June 1918, [c. June 1918];
Diary of Operations relating to the Battle of Hamel, 4-5 July 1918;
Special Orders by Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash, Headquarters, 4 July 1918;
Special Order by Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash, Headquarters, 5 July 1918;
Circular Memorandum No. 61 by Colonel, E.M. [Edgar Maurice] Ralph, Headquarters, 5th Australian Division, 17 July 1918, with a related letter from Major-General J. [Joseph] Talbot Hobbs attached, 17 July 1918;
Communique by Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. [John Henry] Peck, 18 July 1918;
5th Australian Division Order No. 218 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. [John Henry] Peck, Headquarters, 27 July 1918 [sketch accompanying Order No. 218 attached];
Letter from W.R. [William Riddell] Birdwood to [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 29 July 1918 [includes annotation];
5th Australian Division General Staff Operations' Diary, 29 July 1918;
Message to the 5th Australian Division, 30 July 1918, and related 5th Australian Division Routine Orders by Major-General Sir J. [Joseph] Talbot Hobbs, Headquarters, 31 July 1918;
5th Australian Division Location Report by Major J.A. [John Austin] Chapman for Lieutenant-Colonel [John Henry Peck] 31 July 1918;
Report on Operations by the Australian Corps Against Hamel, Bois de Hamel and Bois de Vaire 4 July 1918, France, July 1918; and
Summary relating to the 5th Australian Division from 16 June - 31 July 1918, with a map tracing showing friendly and hostile raids for the aforementioned period, c. July 1918