Personal Files Book 13, 1 June - 1 July 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0000613
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 99
Object type Papers
Physical description 200 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made At sea, France
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 13, covers 1 June 1916 and 1 July 1916 and includes a number of documents relating to the movement of 4th Brigade to France. This includes Ship's Orders, menus for meals taken on board the Transylvania, band programs for concerts on board the transport ship and information about events at the front. It also contains a number of memoranda relating to trench duty and outlines a number of operations consisting of raids on German trenches. Several documents relating to the death of 603 Corporal William Locke Harris at Gallipoli are also included.
This file contains:
4th Australian Division Standing Orders on March Discipline, June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 2 by Monash, 1 June 1916;
Messing arrangements for the transport Transylvania, 1 June 1916;
Table displaying the analysis of cargo for the Transylvania, 1 June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 3 by Monash, 2 June 1916;
Notes on censorship, 2 June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 4 by Monash, 3 June 1916;
List of British ship classes. Lists battleships, cruisers, and destroyers, 3 June 1916;
Programme for show aboard the Transylvania, 3 June 1916;
Message from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Winter, 4 June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 5 by Monash, 4 June 1916;
Menu for the transport Transylvania, reverse displays Band Programme for the evening, autographed by Monash, Colonel Durrant and others, 4 June 1916;
Document titled 'Note on the Organisation of German Shelters on the Verdun Front', 4 June 1916;
Naval Signal from Paris to 'All Stations', providing update on the state of the war in France, 4 June 1916;
Naval Signal from Malta to Transylvania, describing the front at Verdun and a naval encounter off Jutland, 4 June 1916;
Menu for the transport Transylvania. Reverse displays Band Programme for the evening, 5 June 1916;
Naval Signal from Paris to 'C.Os', provides information on German activity on the front, 5 June 1916;
Naval Signal from Malta to Transylvania, providing update on war on all fronts and lamenting the loss of several British destroyers after the encounter off Jutland, 5 June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 6 by Monash, 5 June 1916;
Ship's Order No. 7 by Monash, 6 June 1916;
Naval Signal from Poldham to 'C.O.', providing update on war in Europe, 7 June 1916;
Report on Minor Enterprises carried out by the 7th Brigade of the 2nd Australian Division, 7 June 1916;
Receipt for a sleeper car to Paris, 7 June 1916;
Sketch of fort and light house, 7 June 1916;
Message from Lieutenant General commanding 1st ANZAC to HQ, 2nd ANZAC, 8 June 1916;
List of places to visit in Paris, 10 June 1916;
List of honours gained by the 4th Infantry Brigade, 12 June 1916;
Message from GS 4th Australian Division to HQ 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 14 June 1916;
Notes on Artillery, [date unknown];
Messages received by 7th Australian Brigade, 16 June 1916;
Report on raid of enemy's trenches on the 16th June, 17 June 1916;
Table for 'Centre Group: 1st Brigade NZFA', displaying time, battery, no. of rounds and objective, [date unknown];
Operation Order No. 13 issued by Brigadier General Holmes, 17 June 1916;
List of arms to be carried by each man, [date unknown];
Annotated trench map, [date unknown];
Message to 4th, 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades and 4th Australian Division, 18 June 1916;
Memo sent by General Staff Smythe to 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions and NZ Division with program of raids for 21 to 28 June, 18 June 1916;
Memo issued by Captain Locke on behalf of Brigade Major, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 18 June 1916;
Circular Memorandum No. 102, issued by Major Durrant, 19 June 1916;
Memo sent to 4th, 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades cancelling the previous raids, 19 June 1916;
Memo sent to 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Australian Infantry Brigades, containing questions about how best to conduct raids on enemy trenches, 20 June 1916;
Additional notes concerning Minor Enterprises, issued by GS 2nd Australian Division, 20 June 1916;
Note from GS 2nd Australian Division to 4th, 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades, 20 June 1916;
Circular Memorandum No. 104, 20 June 1916;
Notes from Corps Commanders' Conference, issued to HQ, 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions, 20 June 1916;
Notes from a report on a raid made by the NZ Division, issued to 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Australian Infantry Brigades, 21 June 1916;
Trench map, accompanied by three home made rulers: Ruler 1 titled Scale Enlargement, Ruler 2 titled Scale of Yards for photo, and Ruler 3 titled scale of yards for sketch, [date unknown];
Note from Major Henderson to General Holmes with sketch of trench on reverse, 21 June 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to HQ, 2nd Australian Division, 22 June 1916;
Note concerning an amendment, sent by Brigadier General, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to HQ, 2nd Australian Division, 22 June 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to HQ, 2nd Australian Division, 22 June 1916;
Message from Monash to HQ, 2nd Australian Division, 23 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to D.A.D.O.S, 4th Australian Division, 23 June 1916;
Letter from Monash to Major General Cox, providing report on 4th Infantry Brigade, 23 June 1916;
Notes from 2nd Division Conference, 23 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to C.O. 14th Battalion, 23 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to all battalions, requests that all those issued revolvers return them for a 'special task', 23 June 1916;
Message from 1st ANZAC Intelligence to Brigade Major, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 23 June 1916;
Program of raids issued by General Staff, 2nd Australian Division, 24 June 1916;
Note by General Staff, 2nd Australian Division to HQ, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 24 June 1916;
Notes on raids issued to 4th, 5th and 6th Infantry Brigades from General Staff, 2nd Australian Division, 24 June 1916;
Operation Order No. 15 issued by Brigadier General Holmes. Contains appendices; a map of trenches, troops to be used in the raid, and list of articles to be carried by each man, 24 June 1916;
Document displaying timing for each action, [date unknown];
Message from 2nd Australian Division to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 24 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to Captain Cox, 24 June 1916;
Operation Order No. 18, 24 June 1916;
Hand-drawn menu from Lys, displaying a coloured drawing of an Australian servicewoman, 24 June 1916;
Itinerary of events as an addendum to Operation Order No. 18, issued by Brigade Major, 6th Australian Infantry Brigade, 26 June 1916;
Message from General Staff, 2nd Australian Division to 4th, 5th and 6th Infantry Brigades requesting a report be written after the raid, 25 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to O.C. 4th Field Company, 25 June 1916;
Note from Major Pinwill to Monash, 25 June 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Cannan to Monash, 25 June 1916;
Note from Corporal Evans to O.C. A Company, 15th Battalion, [date unknown];
Operation Order No. 15 by Monash, 26 June 1916;
Note by Monash on the 'fate' of 603 Coporal William Locke Harris, 26 June 1916;
Message from Major Viney to 5th Australian Machine Gun Company, 1st, 4th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades, 26 June 1916;
Nominal roll of C.O.s for each section, 26 June 1916;
Message from Major Durrant to 14th Battalion, 26 June 1916;
Message from 2nd Australian Division to 4th, 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Brigades and 4th Australian Pioneer Unit, 26 June 1916;
Message from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Cannan, 27 June 1916;
Message from 2nd Australian Division to 4th Brigade, 27 June 1916;
Message from Captain Coen to 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Brigades, contains copy of letter from Lieutenant General Kiggell to 'Second Army' explaining strategy for trench raid, 27 June 1916;
Daily State of the 4th Infantry Brigade, for the month of June. Lists Battalion, Officers, W.Os, Sergeants, Others, and Total, 13 June to 28 June 1916;
British Army Pass for Monash, 28 June 1916;
Operation Order No. 17, issued by Brigadier General Holmes, 29 June 1916;
Message from Monash to G.O.C, 6th Australian Infantry Brigade, 29 June 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to HQ, 2nd Australian Division, 29 June 1916;
Message from Colonel Lloyd to Monash, 29 June 1916;
Letter No. O.A. 104 from G.H.Q, highlighting the need for vigilance against 'enemy ruses', 29 June 1916 [Copy];
Operation Order No. 14, issued by Monash, 30 June 1916;
Operation Order No. 32. Contains several tables displaying tasks and firing time for 2nd Australian Division Artillery, 30 June 1916;
Code relating to the attack, 1 July 1916;
Message to 4th Infantry Brigade regarding Operation Order No. 29, 1 July 1916;
Report on minor operations for 29/30 June, 1 July 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to Captain Cox, 1 July 1916;
Operation Order No. 29, containing tables, times and tasks for each battery, divided into phases, 1 July 1916;
Information for the raid to be conducted by the 4th Infantry Brigade, issued by 2nd Australian Division, 1 July 1916;
Operation Order No. F29 for 'Right Group Artillery', 1 July 1916;
Operation Order No. 30 for 'Centre Group Artillery'. Includes a description of Phase 1 for 'Task A', 1 July 1916.