Personal Files Book 1, 6 January - 31 January 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000577
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 52
Object type Papers
Physical description 109 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made At sea
Date made 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 6 January to 31 January 1915 and includes official documents and correspondence relating to the establishment and organisation of the 4th Infantry Brigade. Included are reconnaissance notes, daily work routines, a report for the Defence Department by Monash on the voyage to Colombo, and plans for disembarkation at Alexandria, Egypt.
This file contains:
Officers school of instruction syllabus, 4 January 1915;
Officers class of instruction exercise paper prepared by Lieutenant Colonel Burnage, 6 January 1915;
Convoy Order No. 7 by Monash, 6 January 1915;
Reconnaissance notes, 6 January 1915;
Panorama sketch of Quarry Hill, [date unknown];
Reconnaissance notes, [date unknown];
Daily Routine of Work for the 13th Battalion, 10 January 1915;
Topographical sketch of ammunition supply, 11 January 1915;
Officers School of Instruction syllabus, 11 January 1915;
Original of Allotment of 4th Infantry Brigade Units to Troopships, 12 January 1915;
Training manual for Assault from Trenches, 12 January 1915;
Parody of 'Ships' Orders', titled 'Subaltern's Order', 12 January 1915;
Instructions for communication between Navy and Army, including keywords for use over wireless, 13 January 1915;
Envelope inscribed with a table of letters, stamped 'The Blue Funnel Line', [date unknown];
Table of letters, titled 'Playfair Code', 13 January 1915;
Report by Monash on the journey to Colombo, sent to Defence Headquarters in Melbourne, 13 January 1915;
Note to the G.O.C. Colombo, 13 January 1915;
List of books in the officers' mess, 13 January 1915;
Log records for transport A38 "Ulysses", 13 January 1915;
Letter from Monash to Military Censor at Colombo, requesting the appended telegram message be transmitted to the Secretary of Defence, 14 January 1915;
Convoy order No. 8 by Monash, 15 January 1915;
Letter from Chief Instructor to Monash regarding the Officers Class of Instruction, 16 January 1915;
Table of Meridian times taken from 'Brown's Star Atlas, 1907', 18 January 1915;
Convoy order No. 9 by Monash, 19 January 1915;
Convoy order No. 9 by Monash, 19 January 1915 [Cancelled];
Officers school of instruction syllabus, 19 January 1915;
Convoy Order No. 10 by Monash, 20 January 1915;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Burnage concerning officers' training programme, 20 January 1915;
Naval Signal from Themistocles to Flag, 21 January 1915;
Naval Signal from Flag to Themistocles, 21 January 1915;
List of Battalion N.C.Os, 21 January 1915;
Convoy Order No. 11 by Monash, 22 January 1915;
Convoy Circular Memorandum No. 1 concerning the signalling of deaths and burials at sea, 22 January 1915;
Report by Monash on journey from Colombo to Aden, sent to Defence Headquarters in Melbourne, 23 January 1915;
Memorandum concerning the disembarkation of the sick at Alexandria, 23 January 1915;
Words to La Marseillaise, in French and English, 23 January 1915;
Concert programme for the S.S. Ulysses addressed to Monash, 23 January 1915;
Notes from the General Officer Commanding's Conference, 23 February 1915;
Note accompanying Naval Signals between Monash and Colonel Bower, NZ division, 26 January 1915;
Dinner menu for S.S. Ulysses. Reverse has programme for the 13th Battalion Band, 26 January 1915;
Wireless message from HNK to AVB, 26 January 1915;
Officers School of Instruction syllabus, 26 January 1915;
Convoy Order No. 12 by Monash, 26 January 1915;
List of personnel to be sent telegrams, 27 January 1915;
Naval Signal from Flag to General, 27 January 1915;
Disembarkation orders by Lieutenant General Sir J. G. Maxwell, 28 January 1915;
Poem parodying typhoid innoculation by medical officers, titled 'The Ghoul', 29 January 1915;
Convoy Circular Memorandum No. 3, 29 January 1915;
List of transports by order of arrival at Alexandria, 30 January 1915;
Note with individual troop movements on transports, with a list of packages on the reverse, 30 January 1915;
Convoy Order No. 13 by Monash, 31 January 1915;
Dinner menu for the S.S. Ulysses, 31 January 1915.