Personal Files Book 11, 31 January - 29 February 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0000609
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 89
Object type Papers
Physical description 125 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made Egypt
Date made 1916
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 11, covers 31 January 1916 to 29 February 1916 and includes an exchange of messages between Monash and Lieutenant Colonel Sydney Herring regarding the conduct of Major Storey, tactical scenarios for brigade training, tables relating to the division of tents for the 4th Infantry Brigade, the outline for a test to enter the Machine Gun Section, a drawing visualising the components of a battalion, a mention of the court-martial of 1361 Private Charles Stevens, and an account of the evacuation of ANZAC by Dr. John William Springthorpe of No. 2 Australian General Hospital.
This file contains:
Message from Monash to NZ and Australian Division, 31 January 1916;
Typed transcript of conversation between Lieutenant Colonel Herring and Major Storey, [date unknown];
Message from Monash to Major General Russell with list of names of men deserving of recognition, 31 January 1916;
Message from Brigadier General Commanding 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to O.C. 13th Battalion, 31 January 1916;
Hymn appropriated to celebrate the M.E.F., titled 'The Mediterranean Creed', February 1916 [Draft];
Typed copy of 'The Mediterranean Creed', February 1916;
Message from AIF HQ to Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 1 February 1916;
Divisional Operation Order No. 1 (Training), 1 February 1916;
Message from Monash to NZ and Australian Division, 1 February 1916;
Letter from Camp Commandant, AIF HQ to Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn concerning the non-delivery of a cablegram to Monash, 1 February 1916;
Article from The Age titled 'The Great Withdrawal; Story of a Daring Plan. Last Days at ANZAC; How Our Soldiers Left. Organisation and Discipline; A Vivid Narrative'. By Dr. J. W. Springthorpe, 1 February 1916;
Divisional Exercises for 2nd February, outlines general and specific instructions for the 4th Infantry Brigade and the march order, 1 February 1916;
Divisional Exercise for 2nd February, 1 February 1916 [Copy];
Divisional Exercise for 3rd February, 2 February 1916 [Draft];
Divisional Operation Order No. 2 (Training), 2 February 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to O.C. 13th Battalion, 3 February 1916;
Message from C.O. 13th Battalion to G.O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade, 3 February 1916;
Message from Monash to NZ and Australian Division, 3 February 1916;
Instructions for Night Advance and Assault, 4 February 1916 [Draft];
Divisional Exercise for 4th and 5th February, 4 February 1916;
Divisional Order No. 3 (Training), 4 February 1916;
Divisional Exercise to Test Communication, 4 February 1916;
Description of Divisional Exercises for 2nd to 4th February, 31 January 1916;
Table containing a summary of distribution of 'E.P.' tents amongst 4th Infantry Brigade, 4 February 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to C.Os 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions, 4 February 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Herring to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, 4 February 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Dare to HQ 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 4 February 1916;
Message from [RQMS Horace James] Bowers to C.O. 15th Battalion, concerns number of 'E.P.' Tents, [date unknown];
Message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to C.O. 16th Battalion, 4 February 1916;
Divisional Exercises for 2nd to 5th February, 31 January 1916;
Typed extract from Divisional Routine Order 1128, providing instruction on the correct scale of tents, 5 February 1916;
Table showing revised tentage, 6 February 1916;
Note from Monash, 6 February 1916;
Divisional Exercise for 8th February, 7 February 1916;
Preliminary instructions for Divisional Exercise for 8th February, 7 February 1916;
Typed table showing return of tents for Moascar Camp, 7 February 1916;
Message from Monash to Cox's Shipping Agency, 7 February 1916;
Letter from Cox's Shipping Agency to Monash, 8 February 1916;
Monash's Account with Cox's Shipping Agency, 8 February 1916;
Document listing cases of deaths on hospital ships and in hospitals, published on 15 January, 8 February 1916;
Details of case of 2nd Lieutenant R.E. Prettyman, listed as missing, [date unknown];
Divisional Order No. 4 (training), [date unknown];
Document detailing the approach march formation and the position of deployment for the 4th infantry Brigade, [date unknown];
Confidential message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to commanding officers of the AIF. Concerns the incorrect dress of some officers, signed by all commanding officers, 9 February 1916;
'A Song of the Guns' by Gilbert Frankau, as serialised in Land and Water, contains passages for Signals, The Observers, Ammunition Column and the Voice of the Guns, 27 January to 10 February 1916 [Incomplete];
Note by Monash, 10 February 1916;
Note from Lieutenant Cooper to 4th Brigade HQ, 10 February 1916;
Note from Adjutant, 16th Battalion to Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade, 10 February 1916;
Qualifying test for Machine Gunners, 10 February 1916;
Divisional Exercises for 11th and 12th of February, 11 February 1916;
Instructions for Formation by Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 11 February 1916;
Operations for night of 11/12 February, 11 February 1916;
Divisional Order No. 5 (training), 11 February 1916;
Typed instructions for reconnaissance at Tel-el-Kebir, issued to Captains Locke and Legge, 12 February 1916;
Messages between Major Eardin and NZ and Australian Division, 11 February 1916;
Message from Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade to HQ, NZ and Australian Division, 12 February 1916;
Table for a 14th Battalion Competition in the 'Best Company Series', 13 February 1916;
Declaration of Payment from post office for money order, 14 February 1916;
Message from Monash to Camp Commandant, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 February 1916;
List of Platoon Commanders, 14 February 1916;
Table of Officers in the 4th Infantry Brigade, listed by seniority. The table lists their rank, name, present appointment, 'peninsula service', whether from AIF ranks, and length of service, 14 February 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, commanding 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to Commanding Officers, remonstrating them for the lax attitudes being shown by the troops, 14 February 1916;
Typed page of points for Platoon Commanders, [date unknown];
Notes on tents and their locations, 15 February 1916;
Printed layout for the Tel-el-Kebir Camp, 16 February 1916;
Sketching showing general outline of camp with dimensions added, 16 February 1916;
Sketch of location of tent rows and officers mess, with added dimensions, 16 February 1916;
Message from Monash to O.C. 13th Battalion, 16 February 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to HQ NZ and Australian Division. Concerns the burial of Lieutenant Kerr on Gallipoli Peninsula, 16 February 1916;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonels Pope, Cannan, Tilney and Dare, 16 February 1916;
Letter from Monash to HQ, NZ and Australian Division, concerns court martial case of Private C. Stevens, 15th Battalion. Court delivered a verdict of imprisonment with hard labour, 20 February 1916;
Message from Monash to NZ and Australian Division HQ, 20 February 1916;
List of items Monash is to take to Cairo, 20 February 1916;
Christmas card for Monash from his sister, 20 February 1916;
Message from Monash to Colonel Pope, 20 February 1916;
Notes made by Monash, 22 February 1916;
List of amendments to Recommendations for Honours Despatch issued on 17th December 1915, 23 February 1916;
List of expenses written on back of card for E. Hatoun, rug seller, 24 February 1916;
Messages from Monash to 4th Australian Brigade, Captain Locke and Lieutenant Colonel Glasfurd, 26 February 1916;
Receipt for Grand Continental Hotel, Cairo, 26 February 1916;
Note from Monash concerning the change in address of the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, on the reverse is a 'to-do list' for 14 February, 26 February 1916;
Extract from a letter from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to his wife, written on Grand Hotel Melbourne letterhead, concerning his leaving the 4th Infantry Brigade, 28 February 1916;
Note from Monash to Brigade Major, 29 February 1916;
Message to O.C.s 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 29 February 1916;
Printed table showing Personnel, Horses and Transport for Brigade HQ, 29 February 1916;
Printed table showing HQ, Machine Gun Section and Four Companies for an Infantry Battalion, 29 February 1916;
Printed table showing number of horses (riding, pack and draught) and vehicles for an infantry battalion, 29 February 1916;
The Evacuation of 'ANZAC' by Dr. J.W. Springthorpe, accompanied by lyrics, February 1916;
Narrative of the Evacuation of ANZAC issued by Brigade HQ, AIF. Contains mock letter to the commander of the Turkish Forces, [date unknown].