Personal Files Book 1, 15 December 1914 - 5 January 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000576
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 67
Object type Papers
Physical description 107 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 1, covers 15 December 1914 to 5 January 1915 and includes further instructions on the establishment of Battalions and the appointment of their commanding officers. It also includes a number of 'Brigade training exercises', lists of officers and soldiers recommended for promotion, the authorisation for Monash to conduct and oversee courts martial, a menu from the Savoy hotel, and a New Year's Day menu from the SS Ulysses.
This file contains:
Correspondence between 15th Battalion Adjutant and C.O. 15th Battalion regarding the fitness of Lieutenant Hill, 15 December 1914;
4th Infantry Brigade tactical exercise, instructions for C.O.s, 15 December 1914;
4th Infantry Brigade tactical exercise for Brown, 15 December 1914;
4th Infantry Brigade tactical exercise for White, 15 December 1914;
Tactical exercise special order with an attached itinerary and a daily plan, 15 December 1914;
Printed copy of instructions by Staff Captain Jess for a march on 17 December, 15 December 1914;
Monash's notes on tactical exercise, 15 December 1914;
Notes relating to tactical exercise, 15 December 1914;
Outline of tactical exercise for White, Brigadier's copy, 15 December 1914;
Tactical exercise outline for Brown, 15 December 1914;
Tactical exercise instructions for C.O.s, 15 December 1914;
Instructions to umpires by Monash, 15 December 1914 [Draft];
Memo from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Pope regarding his appointment to command of troops aboard "Ceramic", 16 December 1914;
Memo from Monash to O.C. 15th Battalion regarding appointment of Major Carter to command of troops aboard "Themistocles", 16 December 1914;
Memo from Monash to O.C. 16th Battalion regarding appointment of Major Baker to command of troops aboard "Berrima", 16 December 1914;
Memo from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Courtney informing him of appointment to command of troops aboard "Ulysses", 16 December 1914;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash regarding transfer of Lieutenant Bradshaw, 16 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Captain Madden informing him of his appointment to command troops aboard "Ulysses", 16 December 1914;
Thank you letter from City Hall at Ballarat to Monash, 16 December 1914;
Letter from A. & I. Staff to Monash listing promotions, 17 December 1914;
Transcript of conversation between Lieutenant Colonel Dodds and Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn confirming recommendations of personnel to be promoted, [date unknown];
Annotated transcript of conversation between Lieutenant Colonel Dodds and Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, [date unknown] [Copy];
Monash's itinerary for an upcoming march, 17 December 1914;
Annotated list of appointments written by Lieutenant Colonel Dodds, [date unknown];
Letter from Colonel Hawker to Monash confirming warrants authorising Monash to convene and confirm courts martial, 18 December 1914;
Menu for Wallaby Club Christmas Dinner, 19 December 1914;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel commanding 15th Battalion to Monash recommending Sergeant Perkins, 19 December 1914;
Annotated letter from Lieutenant Colonel commanding 15th Battalion to Monash recommending Sergeant Perkins, 19 December 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel commanding 15th Battalion to Monash regarding resignation of Lieutenant Griffiths, 19 December 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Infantry Battalion, to C.O. 13th Battalion concerning the debts of Lieutenant Kellick, 20 December 1914;
Note from Colonel commanding 4th Infantry Brigade to Headquarters, 3rd Military District, 20 December 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to Adjutant General, 20 December 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to Adjutant General, 20 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Camp Commandant, Broadmeadows, 20 December 1914;
Menu for the Savoy Hotel. The reverse of the menu is inscribed "In remembrance of the Little Dinner to Colonel John Monash" and signed by those in attendance, 21 December 1914;
Poem dedicated to John Monash on his departure to the front, 21 December 1914;
Certified warrant for the convening of General Courts-Martial, 23 December 1914;
Certified warrant to confer and convene district courts martial, 23 December 1914;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash authorising warrants for certain officers to convene and confirm courts martial, 23 December 1914;
Table of Allotments of Units to Transport, [date unknown];
Table showing Transport Units in Second Australian Convoy, [date unknown];
Convoy Order No. 1 by Monash. Includes instructions on correspondence, 24 December 1914;
List of Headquarters staff, [date unknown];
List of Officers of the 4th Infantry Brigade covering each Battalion, [date unknown];
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to Mr. J. McNaught at Collins House. Concerns the forwarding of sundry documents, 25 December 1914;
Note with information about transports and their O.Cs [date unknown];
Convoy Order No. 2 by Monash and annotated by the Principal Transport Officer, 25 December 1914;
Christmas Day Menu for the S.S. Ulysses. Reverse signed by those at the table, 25 December 1914;
Instructions for transport personnel, 26 December 1914 [Draft];
Convoy Order No. 3 by Monash, 27 December 1914;
Convoy Order No. 4 by Monash, 27 December 1914;
Typed extracts from various senior officers at the front, 28 December 1914;
Letter from Major General Birdwood to his Generals advising on the need to prevent troops from drunkenness, 28 December 1914;
Convoy Order No. 5 by Monash, 28 December 1914;
List of Officers, transport numbers and units, 28 December 1914;
Table titled 'Details of Transports', 29 December 1914;
Note from 'Brewis' to Senior Military Officer, 2nd Australian Convoy, 29 December 1914;
Officers training syllabus, 29 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Commandant, 5th Military District, 29 December 1914;
Letter from 'Brewis' to C.O. troops "Ulysses". Annotated by Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 30 December 1914;
Convoy Order No. 6 by Monash. Includes a list of those discharged, 1 January 1915;
New Year's Day Menu from the S.S. Ulysses signed by those at Monash's table. On the reverse is the programme for the 13th Battalion band, 1 January 1915;
Common phrases in English and French, 2 January 1915;
Table with numbers, types and details of transport, 5 January 1915;
General State of Australian and NZ convoys, 5 January 1915;
Memo from Monash to Chief Instructor for School of Instruction for Officers, 5 January 1915;
Organisation of Infantry Battalion, 5 January 1915;
General state of Australian and NZ convoys, 5 January 1915.