Official papers relating to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1916-1919

Accession Number AWM2016.30.92
Collection number PR89/034
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 25
Object type Papers
Physical description 133 Image/s captured
Maker Annand, Frederick William Gadsby
Place made France, Germany, United Kingdom
Date made 1916-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Official papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 2nd Pioneer Battalion. Contained within this file are various papers relating to Annand’s time in command of the 2nd Pioneers. Documents include maps annotated with Battalion movements and actions in France, notes and draft reports on the Battalion and its casualties, and monetary documents (including a cash book and a Regimental Trust account book for the 2nd Pioneer Battalion and the troopship “Norman”). Also included are correspondence with and about several other Australian soldiers/officers, and official documents and instructions relating to demobilisation, war diaries, and the movement of troops and animals. Of particular note is an illustrated book on identifying aircraft.

This file contains:
"Movement Order" form (Army Form W.3039) for 2nd Pioneer Battalion from Marseilles to Berquette, 26 March 1916;
1:100,000 map of Hazebrouck area [annotated with 2nd Pioneer Battalion movements between 28 March 1916 and 25 October 1916];
1:100,000 map of Lens area [annoted with 2nd Pioneer Battalion movements between 20 July 1916 to 30 October 1916];
Cash book of Frederick William Gadsby Annand with entries from 29 August 1916 to 6 November 1916 [includes money docket dated 29 October 1916];
Letter from 138 Sgt. [Alfred John] Costello to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, [1916] [includes attached note];
Letter from G. S. H. Nicholson to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, France, 5 July 1917 [handwritten copy];
Pamphlet titled "Memorandum to commanding officers: official historical records", issued 13 July 1917 [includes attached note];
Booklet titled "Notes on identification of aeroplanes", issued by the General Staff in August 1917;
Correspondence between Frederick William Gadsby Annand and Brigadier General R. A. Carruthers regarding 2221 Pte. [Albert Henry] Ryan, 21-26 May 1918;
Map illustrating bridges and mine craters guarded by D Coy, 2nd Australian Pioneers, from 6 to 13 June 1918;
Paper titled "Remarks upon work of 2nd Australian Pioneer Battalion, July 1918 (for War Diary)" signed by 2nd Lt. [Cecil Lewis] Henry [includes list of dugouts completed in July 1918];
Farewell order by Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, 26 November 1918;
Instructions pertaining to the demobilisation of the 2nd Australian Division, published 26 November 1918 [annotated];
Letter from Manager, The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, London, 28 December 1918;
Map of Europe from the book "The Great Germany and Central Europe in 1950" [includes attached note dated 14 January 1919];
Leaflet titled "Some fundamental problems presented by the German revolution", issued by the War Office on 22 January 1919;
Cash statement and trading account for regimental canteen of 2nd Pioneer Battalion, January 1919;
Letter from Frederick William Gadsby Annand to 2nd Australian Division, 31 March 1919;
Note on approximate number of officer and NCO casualties sustained by the 2nd Pioneer Battalion up to 5 April 1919;
Untitled note, n.d.;
"Monthly Animal Account" form (Army Form W.3852) for the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, January to April 1919;
Revenue and Expenses book for 2nd Pioneer Battalion Regimental Trust with entries from 31 May 1917 to 16 August 1919 [includes four notes];
Note with codenames and dates of effect, n.d.;
Note titled "The Pioneers and their wonderful work", n.d.;
Unused "Message Pad" form (Army Form W. 3431), n.d.