Personal Files Book 21, 10 September - 3 October 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000637
Collection number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 116
Object type Papers
Physical description 181 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 21, covers 10 September 1918 to 3 October 1918 and includes documents relating to the Epehy and Beaurevoir actions as well as plans for a restructuring of the Australian Corps. Included in this are congratulatory messages for Australian actions at Epehy, detailed plans and outlines for the Beaurevoir Offensive and a report on the proposed disbandment of the 21st Battalion. This disbandment was met with fierce opposition from the Battalion itself and the restructure was eventually postponed until October. This file also contains a note advising of this postponement.
This file contains:
Summary of Air Intelligence, 10 September 1918;
Letter to addressed to General Carruthers, contains a list of 'Imperial Officers who Served with AIF in Gallipoli', 10 September 1918;
Telegram from Admin Australian Division, 10 September 1918 [Copy];
Notes on enemy front, 10 September 1918;
Poem, 'For an Empire Beloved' by E.A. Henty, 10 September 1918;
Message from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood to Monash stating a promotion in the Order, 10 September 1918;
Message from General Staff to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, 11 September 1918;
Letter to Major General Lambert, 12 September 1918 [Draft];
Transcript of telephone message from General Dodds, 12 September 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to DAG AIF, [date unknown];
Message from AIF 5th Army to Australian Corps, 12 September 1918;
Message requesting response, 12 September 1918;
Instructions on troops movement for Australian Corps, 12 September 1918;
Message from AIF 5th Army to Australian Corps, 12 September 1918;
Message to G.O.C, 12 September 1918;
Message from General Birdwood to Australian Corps, 13 September 1918;
Message from General Staff to ADC, for G.O.C, 13 September 1918;
Programme of visit of Party to Australian Corps, from the 12th to 16th September, [date unknown];
Notes on Conference, 13 September 1918;
Information on Casualties from Brigadier General Carruthers, 14 September 1918;
Details on the strength of brigades and the Infantry Reinforcement Position, 14 September 1918;
Table showing Daily Totals of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, 14 September 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to Adminaust, 15 September 1918;
Administrative Instruction No. 234, 15 September 1918;
Administrative Instruction No. 235, 15 September 1918;
Notes for Conference on Battle of September 18th, 16 September 1918;
Programme for 2nd Australian Division Sports Meeting, 16 September 1918;
Notes on the Siegfried Line Between Bellicourt and Bellenglise, 17 September 1918;
Notes on Battle of September 18th, 17 September 1918;
Table showing strength on infantry over time, 17 September 1918;
Time Table of Events for Battle', 18 September 1918;
Notes and sketched diagram on the St. Quentin Tunnel, 18 September 1918;
Notes relating to 4th Australian Division, 18 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 18 September 1918;
Notes relating to 4th Australian Division, 18 September 1918;
Alloment of units in the Australian Corps, 19 September 1918;
Notes on the Beaurevoir Offensive, 19 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 19 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 19 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 19 September 1918;
Message from General Plumer to Monash, 19 September 1918;
Message from B.G.G.S. Australian Corps to Corps Mounted Troops, 19 September 1918;
Message from B.G.G.S. Australian Corps to No. 1 Special Company and HQs Special Companies, 19 September 1918;
Message from B.G.G.S. Australian Corps to 2nd Tank Battalion and 5th Tank Brigade, 19 September 1918;
Message from B.G.G.S. Australian Corps to 1st and 4th Australian Divisions, Signals and 3rd Squadron AFC, 19 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 20 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 20 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 20 September 1918;
List of visitors to Corps HQ for the 20th to 22nd September, 20 September 1918;
Information on Australian Furlough Party, 20 September 1918;
Message and diagram on Organisation of American Divisions from General Staff, Australian Corps, 20 September 1918;
Notes from General Maclagan, 20 September 1918;
Reflection on changes to the 21st Battalion, 20 September 1918;
Plan of Beaurevoir Offensive, 21 September 1918;
Message from Brigadier General Blamey to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, 21 September 1918;
Notes on Reduction of Battalions, 21 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 21 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 21 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 21 September 1918;
Document titled 'First Conference on Beaurevoir Offensive', 22 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 22 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 22 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 22 September 1918;
Administrative Instructions No. 238, 22 September 1918;
Circular Memo DAG, AIF 19/8/1 on "Leave to Australia of personnel who embarked from Australia in 1914", 22 September 1918;
Notes on 27th Division, 22 September 1918;
Order of Battle for American Corps, 22 September 1918;
Envelope and ANZAC Ribbon, states that the ANZAC Rivbbon is from Surgeon General Howse, 22 September 1918;
Message on the Order of Battle and List of Commanders and Staffs of 2nd American Corps, 23 September 1918;
List of 'Party proceeding to France on Monday 23rd September, 23 September 1918;
Notes on the 37th Battalion, 23 September 1918;
Reorganisation of battalions, 23 September 1918 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to G.O.Cs 2nd, 3rd and 5th Australian Divisions, 23 September 1918;
Reorganisation of battalions, 23 September 1918 [Draft];
Notes from Colonel Braithwaite, 24 September 1918;
Message to Australian Corps notifying them of a Conference to be held at the Australian Corps HQ, 24 September 1918;
Note on reorganisation of Brigades, 25 September 1918 [Draft];
Notes for Army Conference, 25 September 1918;
Document titled 'Final Conference' on the Beaurevoir Offensive, 25 September 1918;
Battle Instructions - Organisation of Roads, Traffic and Troop Movements, 25 September 1918 [Draft];
Notes on 'Barrage Time', 25 September 1918;
Note addressed to ADC and G.O.C, 25 September 1918;
Nominal Roll of 'Officers who Proceeded on 1914 Furlough to Australia with Second Draft', 27 September 1918;
Message from General Brand, 27 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 27 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 27 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 27 September 1918;
Notes on Army Commanders, 27 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 28 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 28 September 1918;
Note titled 'From Hunn', 28 September 1918;
Notes on Army Commanders, 28 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 28 September 1918;
Table of casualties, extracted from 'casualty and reinforcement returns' for the various Australian Divisions, 28 September 1918;
Instructions on Operations against Hindenburg Line on the 29th September, 28 September 1918;
Timetable of events in chronological order, 28 September 1918;
Note relating to the 5th Division, 29 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 29 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 29 September 1918;
Timetable of events for Battle for Hindenburg Line, 29 September 1918;
Notes on Battalions from Colonel Gellibrand, 30 September 1918;
Circular Memorandum on '1914' Furlough to Australia, 30 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 30 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 30 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 30 September 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 1 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 1 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 1 October 1918;
Short biography of Sir Gilbert Parker, 1 October 1918;
List of people who 'lunched at corps', 2 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 2 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 2 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 2 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 3 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 3 October 1918;
List of wounded admitted to field ambulances, 3 October 1918.