Personal Files Book 18, 8 May - 25 May 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000630
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 67
Object type Papers
Physical description 117 Image/s captured
Maker Monash, John
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 8 May 1918 to 25 May 1918 and includes correspondence regarding damage to civilian property in France by Australian personnel, a translated appeal from the Mayor of Bussy-les-Daours requesting looting of homes and wastage of food by soldiers be stopped, a letter establishing an inquiry into a raid carried out by the 9th Brigade on the 7th and 8th of May, a schedule of applications for commission to the Australian permanent forces and letters from General Sir Godley and General Smyth congratulating Monash on his appointment to lead the Australian Corps.
This file contains:
Letter from Paula Fursy to 'General', 8 May 1918;
Memo for G.S.O.I from Monash, 8 May 1918;
Letter from Sir Birdwood to 'My dear General', includes a copy of a "rather pathetic letter, which I have received from the French Mission", first dated 4 May, 8 May 1918;
Article from The Times titled 'Shipping Output: Large Reduction in April', 9 May 1918;
Articles from the Wireless Press for the 8th and 9th May, 9 May 1918;
Unsigned letter from Major General commanding 3rd Australian Brigade to HQ, Australian Corps, 19 May 1918;
Table showing daily schedule for the 9th, 10th and 11th May for the 3rd Australian Brigade, [date unknown];
Notes of conversation with Brigadier General Rosenthal, 9 May 1918;
Message to C.R.A, 9 May 1918;
Message to Australian Corps, 9 May 1918;
Message to 9th, 10th and 11th Brigades, 9 May 1918;
Letter from Sir Birdwood to Monash, 9 May 1918;
Letter to Monash, 10 May 1918;
Memo for A.Q, 10 May 1918;
Note on employment of Machine Guns from Major General Anderson, 10 May 1918;
Document titled 'First Army Policy Regarding The Employment of Machine Guns', includes appendices 'A', 'B' and 'C', 10 May 1918;
Message to G.O.C, 11 May 1918;
Note from Brigadier Carruthers to 'My dear General', 11 May 1918;
Letter from Monash to 'the Officers and Men of the 3rd Australian Division', 11 May 1918 [Copy];
Message, unaddressed, regarding the looting of civilian property by the Corps, [date unknown];
Operation Circular No. 12, 11 May 1918 [Copy];
Letter from Monash to 'My dear Carruthers', 12 May 1918;
Message from Brigadier General White, 12 May 1918;
Instructions on the 'Salvage of French Civilian Property', 12 May 1918;
Memo for A.Q, 13 May 1918;
Message 'to all units' from Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, 13 May 1918;
Locations of various sections of the Brigade, 13 May 1918;
Document titled 'Schedule of Applications for Commissions in Australian Permanent Forces', [date unknown];
Staff Trainees for the 3rd Australian Division, 13 May 1918 [Copy];
Waiting List of Staff Trainees for 3rd Australian Division, 13 May 1918;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash, 14 May 1918;
Message from 3rd Australian Division to General Smyth, 14 May 1918;
Table of 'Actual Casualties Reported', 14 May 1918;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Jackson on an inspection of the troops by the Commander in Chief, 16 May 1918;
Comparison of Fighting Strengths of the Division at 26th March and 11th May, 16 May 1918;
Notes for Address to Battalion on Inspection, 18 May 1918;
Message to G.O.C, 18 May 1918;
Notes for 4th Division, 19 May 1918;
Letter addressed to Monash in French, 19 May 1918;
Letter addressed to Monash in French, [date unknown];
Letter from Brigadier General Grimwade to Monash, 20 May 1918;
Provisional Programme for Race Meeting, [date unknown] [Copy];
Letter from Sir Birdwood to Monash, 21 May 1918;
Letter from 'Jackson' to 'My dear General', 21 May 1918;
Letter from Sir Birdwood to Monash, 22 May 1918;
Document titled 'Handing over Statement of Works Policy and Programme', 22 May 1918;
Notes for 'Carman', 22 May 1918;
Notes from Wireless, 22 May 1918;
Letter from Sir Godley to Monash, 22 May 1918;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Cannan to Monash, 22 May 1918;
Letter from 'Nevill M. Smyth' to 'Sir John', 23 May 1918;
Article from The Times titled 'Gallant Italy', 23 April 1918;
Table from The Times showing 'A years decline in shipping losses', 23 April 1918;
Article from The Times titled 'Shipping Losses and Output', 23 May 1918;
Notes for 'Business with D.A.G. AIF', 24 May 1918;
Notes titles 'Queries', communication diagram on reverse, 24 May 1918;
Table of 'Promotion of Officers', 24 May 1918;
Template for 'All staff appointments', [date unknown];
Typed page of notes for 'Business with Corps', 24 May 1918;
Titled 'Other Business with D.A.G. AIF', 24 May 1918;
Message from Sir Godley to Monash, 24 May 1918;
Message to Australian Corps, 24 May 1918;
Letter from Sir Birdwood to 'My Dear General', 25 May 1918;
Letter from Lieutenant Loveless to Monash, 25 May 1918;
List of names for 'Photograph Taken May 25th of Divisional HQ Staff for the 3rd Australian Division', photograph not included, 25 May 1918;
List of commanders including the Commander in chief, First Army and Second Army, [date unknown].