Personal Files Book 7, 15 August - 22 August 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000594
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 91
Object type Papers
Physical description 103 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
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 Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 15 August 1915 to 22 August 1915 and includes official documents, operation reports, and intelligence reports on Turkish troop movement relating to the August Offensive and the attack on Hill 60. It also includes messages exchanged between 4th Brigade Headquarters, the New Zealand Army, and the Indian Brigade, relating to the preparation of various operations, daily reports on Turkish activities, and orders on establishing a defensive line. Additionally, it contains a message from Monash enquiring about the health of a friend, 308A Corporal Gordon Escott Gabriel of the 1st Light Horse Regiment, and a circular advising that soldiers who abstain from alcohol can toast to the King's health with a non-alcoholic beverage.
This file contains:
Message from Monash to G.O.C. No. 6 Section, 15 August 1915;
Message from M.O. 13th Battalion to C.O. 13th Battalion, 15 August 1915;
Annotated copy of summary of events from the attack on Sari Bair for the 15th August, 16 August 1915;
Message from Reserve Gully to Monash, 16 August 1915;
Message from Monash to Brigadier General Chauvel, 16 August 1915;
Message from Adjutant, 13th Battalion to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, 16 August 1915;
Message from Major Rankine to 4th Brigade, contains the report for the 16th August, 16 August 1915;
Report by Lieutenant Colonel Pope on Turkish activity at No. 1 Post, 16 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Brigade, 16 August 1915;
No. 6 Section Orders as issued by the Brigade Major, Indian Brigade, 16 August 1915 [Copy];
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 16 August 1915;
Message from G.O.C. No.6 Section to G.O.C. 4th Australian Brigade, 16 August 1915;
Message to Monash, 17 August 1915;
Report covering 17 August, issued by Adjutant Thompson, 17 August 1915;
Report from No.2 Post for 17 August provided by Major Rankine, 17 August 1915;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Pope to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 17 August 1915;
Memorandum on Defences, distributed by HQ, No. 6 Section, 17 August 1915;
Organisation of troops issued by HQ, No.6 Section, 17 August 1915;
Hand-drawn map showing positions of Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Posts, [date unknown];
Report for 18th August issued by No. 3 Post, 18 August 1915;
Report for 18th August issued by No. 2 Post, 18 August 1915;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Pope to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 18 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 18 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to Monash, 18 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 18 August 1915;
Message to 4th Infantry Brigade, 18 August 1915;
Message from 39th Infantry Brigade to Monash, 19 August 1915;
Report for 19 August from No. 3 Post, 19 August 1915;
Report for 19 August from Major Rankine, 19 August 1915;
Message from C.O. 15th Battalion to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, [date unknown];
Report by Lieutenant Colonel Pope to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from Brigade Major, No. 6 Section to G.O.C. Australian Brigade, O.Cs Cantebury Mounted Rifles, 4th South Wales Borders, 14th Sikhs, Gurkha Rifles and No. 2 Company NZ Engineers, 19 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to 4th Australian Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from Lieutenant Thompson to Brigade Major, 4th Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from 14th Battalion to 4th Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from Brigade Major, Australian Infantry Brigade to O.C. 15th Battalion. Includes the reply from Lieutenant Colonel Cannan, 19 August 1915;
Message from NZ and Australian Division, No. 2 Post to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 19 August 1915;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel Pope, 20 August 1915;
Note from War Office, London, to all battalions in the 4th Infantry Brigade, concerning the ability of teetotalling soldiers to drink to the health of the King without consuming an alcoholic beverage, 20 August 1915;
Sketch of trenches, including distances and direction, by Lieutenant Colonel Margolin, 20 August 1915;
Message from General Cayley to Monash, 20 August 1915;
Detailed trench line held by the 13th Battalion showing directional coordinates, distances, and significant markers, 20 August 1915;
List of officers and men who 'marched through Melbourne', 20 August 1915;
Draft of establishment of a battalion, [date unknown];
Report by No. 3 Post for 20 August, 20 August 1915;
Report issued by Captain Cooper, No. 2 Post, for 20th August, 20 August 1915;
Message from 15th Battalion to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, 20 August 1915;
Message from 15th Battalion to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, 20 August 1915;
Report by Lieutenant Colonel Pope, sent to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 20 August 1915;
Operation Order No. 10, 21 August 1915 [Draft];
Operation Order No. 1 issued by Major General Cox, includes Reference Force Order No. 19, 20 August 1915 [Copy];
13th Battalion Report for 21 August, 21 August 1915;
Report from Major Rankine for 21 August, 21 August 1915;
Message from 15th Battalion to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Pope to HQ, 4th Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to General Russell, 21 August 1915;
Message to C.O.s 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions, [date unknown] [Draft];
Message to G.O.C. No. 6 Section, [date unknown] [Draft];
Message from No. 6 Section to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from 14th Battalion to 4th Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from No. 6 Section to General Russell, Monash, Lieutenant Colonel Agnew and Lieutenant Colonel Palin, 21 August 1915;
Message from the NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message to C.O.s 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions, [date unknown] [Draft];
Message to NZ Report Centre, [date unknown] [Draft];
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ and Australian Division, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from 16th Battalion to 4th Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 17th Battalion, 5th Australian Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from Brigadier General Cox to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from 17th Battalion to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Message citing the difficulties of reporting in the 'Valley', 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ and Australian Division to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from Brigadier General Cox to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from NZ Report Centre to Monash, 21 August 1915;
Message from 13th Battalion to 4th Brigade, 21 August 1915;
Notes from Conference of C.Os, 22 August 1915;
Message from Monash to NZ and Australian Division, 22 August 1915;
Report for 22 August, 22 August 1915;
Report by Lieutenant Colonel Pope, sent to 4th Brigade HQ, 22 August 1915;
Message from NZ and Australian Division, [date unknown];
Note confirming the receipt of 14 Turkish prisoners by Lieutenant Kettle, 22 August 1915;
Message from Monash to O.Cs 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions, 22 August 1915;
Message to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 22 August 1915 [Incomplete].