Personal Files Book 12, 2 May - 31 May 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0000612
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 61
Object type Papers
Physical description 121 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 12, covers 2 May 1916 to 31 May 1916 and includes recommendations for the promotions of Captain Locke and Captain Hansen, a list of promotions, appointments and awards for the AIF, draft of a congratulatory speech given by Monash to the 4th Brigade during parade, a letter to 'Victor' regarding his will and 'new war office practices', another letter to Major General Herbert Vaughan Cox regarding the conduct of soldiers during brigade exercises, a document on codes and identifying coded messages, and several documents relating to the Brigade's preparations for joining the forces on the Western Front.
This file contains:
Message from Monash to HQ 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, suggests Captain Locke for Brigade Major and Captain Hansen for Staff Captain, 2 May 1916;
Satirised Ten Commandments for Soldiers, 2 May 1916 [Copy];
Printed copy of instructions and intelligence for possible attack on the Suez Canal, 3 May 1916;
Intelligence Report No. 531, contains information on a possible Turkish advance, 3 May 1916 [Copy];
Instructions for battalion movement and disposition in regard to Turkish attack, issued by G.S. 4th Australian Division, 3 May 1916;
Addendum with further instructions for defending an expected Turkish attack, issued by G.S. 4th Australian Division, 4 May 1916;
Composition of force to be used, issued by G.S. 4th Australian Division, 7 May 1916;
Document titled 'Training of Divisions for Offensive Action', 8 May 1916 [Copy];
Document titled 'Training of Divisions for Offensive Action', states that it has been cancelled, 8 May 1916;
Sketched map of battlefield, 8 May 1916;
List of officers for the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 10 May 1916;
Orders for A.M.C. issued by Lieutenant Colonel Barber, 11 May 1916;
AIF Orders issued by Sir Birdwood, containing information on promotions, leave, pay, and clothing, 11 May 1916;
Map showing different segments of the battlefield as well as each Post, 11 May 1916;
Document detailing patrols to be conducted by the Bikanir Camel Corps for the week ending 21st May, 13 May 1916;
Instructions for brigades on the relief of the Pioneer Battalion, 13 May 1916;
Movement Orders, 15 May 1916 [Copy];
Notes from Conference with C.O.s, 16 May 1916;
Note from Brigadier General, 4th Australian Division, confirming the authority of the court martial in regard to case of Corporal Cooper and Sergeant Forde, 16 May 1916;
Note from Monash concerning the censorship of a report to be used by the Argus newspaper, 16 May 1916;
Addendum to a report commissioned by Monash, [date unknown] [Incomplete];
Document titled 'Duties of an Officer: An Address in the Field', 16 May 1916;
Note from Monash to General Cox, 17 May 1916;
Table showing results of an examination for Lewis Machine Gun operation, for 4th Brigade, May 1916;
Report by Captain Smith, sent to Brigade Major, 17 May 1916;
G.S. Circular No. 24 with information on Courses of Instruction at Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 17 May 1916;
Document detailing patrols to be conducted by the Bikanir Camel Corps for the week ending 26th May, 18 May 1916;
Hand drawn thermograph, 18 May 1916;
Table showing allotment of vacancies for the Zeitoun School of Instruction, 20 May 1916;
Instructions for move of the 4th Australian Division No. 1, 20 May 1916;
Address by Monash to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade as part of parade inspection, 21 May 1916 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to 'My dear Victor'. Monash expresses his desire to have someone to look after his 'affairs' and attaches extracts from the Royal Warrant for Pay of the Army, 1914, 21 May 1916;
Letter from Monash to Major General Cox, 22 May 1916;
Instructions for move of the 4th Australian Division No. 2, 23 May 1916;
List of appointments, commissions, and rewards, 23 May 1916;
General Routine Orders No. 113 issued by Sir Murray, 24 May 1916 [Copy];
Night Operation Disposition, 24 May 1916 [Draft];
Instructions for move of the 4th Australian Division No. 3, 26 May 1916;
Instructions for move of the 4th Australian Division No. 4, 26 May 1916;
Train allotments for the move of the 'First Flight' of the 4th Australian Division, [date unknown];
Train timings for the move of the 4th Australian Division, [date unknown];
First Flight of 4th Australian Division, allotment of berthing accommodation, [date unknown];
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel [Vivian Dalzell] Bernard, 26 May 1916;
Document detailing patrols to be conducted by the Bikanir Camel Corps for the week ending 4th June, 26 May 1916;
General Routine Orders No. 114 issued by Sir Murray, 26 May 1916 [Copy];
List of appointments, commissions, and rewards, 26 May 1916;
General Routine Orders No. 115 issued by Sir Murray, 27 May 1916 [Copy];
Composition of flights, 27 May 1916 [Draft];
Operation Standing Orders issued by Major Durrant, 27 May 1916;
Instructions for move of the 4th Australian Division No. 5, 28 May 1916;
Cable code table including 'actual message' and the subsequent code to be relayed, designed by Monash, 28 May 1916;
Instructions for protection of vessels during embarkation, 29 May 1916;
Daily State of the 4th Infantry Brigade, for the month of May, lists Battalion Officers, W.Os, Sergeants, and Others, and includes a total, 30 April to 29 May 1916;
Review of the 4th Australian Division by the Commander in Chief, includes instructions on how the review will be conducted, the requirements of the troops, and a map of the parade ground, 29 May 1916;
Amended Words of Command for the General Salute, [date unknown];
Ship's Order No. 1 for transport Transylvania, issued by Monash, 29 May 1916;
Invitation to a farewell party being held by the 10th Light Horse, 29 May 1916;
Train timings for all units in the 4th Australian Division, 30 May 1916;
Instructions for saluting and recognising certain ranks of the French Army, 30 May 1916;
Flyer for American Kursaal, 31 May 1916;
Program for the Kursaal music hall, 31 May 1916.