Personal army papers of Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1912-1919

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Accession Number AWM2016.30.93
Collection number PR89/034
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 22
Object type Papers
Physical description 55 Image/s captured
Maker Annand, Frederick William Gadsby
Various
Place made Australia, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
Date made 1912-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Personal army papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 7th Field Company Engineers and 2nd Pioneer Battalion. This file contains notices and congratulatory letters regarding his commission, promotion and award of the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). Also included are a pay book, leave passes, and a demobilisation paper regarding training courses and his equipment. Of particular note is the newsletter “The Grenade” of the Australian Corps of Engineers with an article by Annand and original photographs attached.

This file contains:
Newspaper clipping titled "Universal training: regimental commanders: appointments approved: officers for India: the naval forces: a satisfactory report", The Brisbane Courier, Thursday 1 August 1912;
Application for a Commission in the 7th Field Company Engineers A.I.F. for Frederick William Gadsby Annand, signed 11 November 1915;
Memorandum from Major H. W. Pendlebury, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, [Brisbane], 12 November 1915;
Page 3, District Order, No. 120 (Commonwealth Gazette, No. 143), 18 November 1915 [details Annand's promotion to the rank of major];
Menu for "Dinner to Major F. W. Annand (Corps of Australian Engineers) by His Brother Officers on his Appointment to the Command of the Field Company of Engineers A.I.F.", Lennon's Hotel, Brisbane, 18 November 1915;
Troopship serial "The Grenade", Saturday 11 December 1915 [annotated with signatures and photos];
Soldier's Pay Book for Frederick William Gadsby Annand, entries from 19 January 1916 to 30 May 1919 [contains deposit slips];
Handwritten copy of order from I ANZAC Corps Headquarters, 7 May 1916 [details Annand's promotion to command of 2nd Pioneer Battalion];
Pass to visit Hill 63 for Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 24 June 1916;
Handwritten copy of letter from Lieutenant General William Birdwood to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, I ANZAC Corps, 2 January 1917;
Honours and Awards Recommendation for Frederick William Gadsby Annand (Bar to D.S.O), 21 October 1918;
Leave or Duty Ration Book for Frederick William Gadsby Annand, for the period 18 January 1919 to 1 February 1919;
Note of items received from Frederick William Gadsby Annand by Corporal [Percival Thomas] Sanderson, 12 February 1919;
Combined Leave and Railway Ticket for journey from France to London, 2 June 1919 [annotated on rear];
Letter from [indecipherable], Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, London, 6 June 1919;
Telegram from the Lord Chamberlain, Buckingham Palace, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, London, 9 June 1919;
Leave or Duty Ration Book for Frederick William Gadsby Annand, for the period 10 to 24 June 1919;
Envelope addressed to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, Charing Cross Hotel, from Australian Military Office, London, postmarked 10 June 1919;
Leave pass for Frederick William Gadsby Annand from 3 to 18 June 1919;
Letter from [indecipherable], Major, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, London, 18 June 1919;
Railway Warrant for Journeys in the United Kingdom, for journey from London to Cirencester, 27 June 1919;
Handwritten note on English-Arabic translations, n.d.