Personal Files Book 20, 15 August - 8 September 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000636
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 99
Object type Papers
Physical description 161 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 Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 20, covers 15 August 1918 to 8 September 1918 and includes documents relating to the actions at Peronne and Mont St. Quentin and plans for the Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Included in this are a large volume of casualty reports and detailed reports on the St. Quentin Canal that contain topographical sketches and tactical analysis. The file also contains an Order from Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig requesting the troops press home their advantage, a message from Lord Rawlinson expressing his admiration for the 2nd Division after the capture of Mont St. Quentin and a letter from a French refugee asking if any Australian soldier has found her doll.
This file contains:
Annexe to Australian Corps Intelligence Summary of 15th August, contains translation of German Documents from July, 15 August 1918 [Copy];
Letter from General Rawlinson to Australian Corps, congratulates the Australian Corps in their success at Amiens, 16 August 1918;
Special Order of the day from General Sir Rawlinson, 17 August 1918;
Routine Orders issued by Monash, 17 August 1918;
Corrigenda for routine orders and a list of lost and found items, [date unknown];
Special Order issued by Monash, 18 August 1918;
Administrative Instructions No. 226 issued under Australian Corps Order No. 160, 18 August 1918;
Message from B.G.G.S. Australian Corps to 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Australian Divisions, Liason Force, 32nd Division and the Australian Corps Cyclist Battalion, 18 August 1918;
Envelope containing 'the first piece of the Ribbon of the ANZAC Star', Monash states that it was presented to him by General Birdwood, 18 August 1918;
Notes on the 4th Division, 19 August 1918;
Notes of army commanders, 19 August 1918;
Daily Review of the Foreign Press issued by the General Staff, War Office, series 8, No. 15, 19 August 1918;
Administrative Instruction No. 227, 19 August 1918;
Special Order issued by Monash, 20 August 1918;
Message from General Staff, Australian Corps to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Australian Divisions and the 32nd Division, 20 August 1918;
Message from Brigadier General Blamey to Australian Corps, 20 August 1918;
Notes for Conference for Battle of Herleville - Chuignolles, 21 August 1918;
Message regarding General Nollet, 22 August 1918;
Message to Monash, 22 August 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Griffiths, Administrative HQ, [date unknown];
Extract of message from Sir Haig to General Sir Rawlinson, 22 August 1918;
Notes from Army Commanders, 23 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 23 August 1918;
Notes on Navy, 24 August 1918;
Message from Brigadier General Blamey to G.O.C, 24 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 24 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 24 August 1918;
Message from General Sir Birdwood to Monash, 24 August 1918;
Postcard addressed to Monash from 'little Edna', 25 August 1918;
Table displaying 'Actual Casualties' for 8th to 21st August, 25 August 1918;
Message from General Staff, Australian Corps to Australian Corps, 25 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 25 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 25 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 25 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 26 August 1918;
Notes for Conference, 26 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 26 August 1918;
Message from Monash to B.G.G.S. on Policy for 3rd Division, 27 August 1918;
Message containing 'Weekly Summary of Information for 26th August', 27 August 1918;
Message from Brigadier General Blamey to 3rd Australian Division, 27 August 1918;
Table of casualties from 8th to 27th August, 27 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 27 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 27 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 27 August 1918;
Notes for Conference, 28 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 28 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 28 August 1918;
Floor plan of 'Chateau at Mericourt', 29 August 1918;
Despatch from War Correspondents' HQ in France, 29 August 1918;
Notes for 'Somme Crossing plan', 29 August 1918;
Notes for 5th and 7th Brigades, 29 August 1918;
Letter to Monash, 29 August 1918;
Letter from General Commanding AIF to Principal Chaplain, G.H.Q, 29 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 29 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 29 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 30 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 30 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 30 August 1918;
Training leaflet No. 1 'Sample of a Day's Training for A Company', [date unknown];
Training leaflet No. 2 'Programme of Training for A Battalion Out of the Line for Ten Days', [date unknown];
Training leaflet No. 3 'Battalion Commander's Conference', [date unknown];
Message to Monash, 30 August 1918;
Message from General Sir Rawlinson to Australian Corps, 31 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 31 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 31 August 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 31 August 1918;
Letter from Paulette Baroux, a 9 year old Refugee, to 'The Minister', asks that her letter be sent to the Australian Corps to find out if they have found her doll, 31 August 1918;
Notes and Lesson from Recent Fighting, 31 August 1918;
Messages for 2nd Australian Division and the B.G.G.S, 1 September 1918 [Draft];
Message regarding report on the St. Quentin Canal, from General Staff Australian Corps, 1 September 1918;
Report on the St. Quentin Canal, 1 September 1918;
Message from 2nd Australian Division to 'Australian Corps I', 1 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 1 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 1 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 1 September 1918;
Message to G.O.Cs 2nd, 3rd and 5th Divisions, September 1918;
Postcard from Eileen, Marjorie and Edna to Monash, 1 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 2 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 2 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 2 September 1918;
Table of 'Casualties from 8th August to 2nd September', 2 September 1918;
Extract of telegraphic message from War Correspondent in Palestine, 2 September 1918;
List of 'press guests', 3 September 1918;
Document titled 'Proposed Itinerary for Tour of Australian Visitors to Corps HQ on 3rd/4th September', 3 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 3 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 3 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 3 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 4 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 4 September 1918;
List of Wounded admitted to Field Ambulances, 5 September 1918;
List of 'Officers Joined and Gone during Week ended 31st August', 5 September 1918;
Notes for 'Orders', 7 September 1918;
Time Table drawn up by Monash, 7 September 1918;
Special Order of the Day issued by Sir Haig, 7 September 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to AIF attached to 5th Army, 7 September 1918;
Tactical Appreciation of the Various Sectors of the Siegfried Line, Divisional Sector No. 1, includes appendix 'A' on dams and watercourses, 8 September 1918;
Notes for B.G.G.S, 8 September 1918;
Letter in French, 8 September 1918;
Letter addressed to 'My Brothers', 8 September 1918 [Draft].