Report into proposed disbandment of 21st Battalion AIF

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Accession Number PR00093
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Records
Maker Unknown
Date made 1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0388
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Two copies of a report relating to the proposed disbandment of the 21st Battalion AIF, dated 20 September 1918. One copy is a two page typed version, and the other a five page handwritten version. The report details the dissatisfaction of the men of the 21st Battalion and is set out in point form, 13 in total, '...with a view to having them forwarded to higher Authorities for consideration...'. At the end of the report are several Battalion Routine Orders, dated 25 September 1918, signed off by Acting Adjutant 929 W. Montgomery, Sergeant (Sgt) 21st Battalion AIF. It is not known if the handwriting in the handwritten version is that of Montgomery, however it is believed both copies of the report were amongst the post-war papers of Private J. Balderston, also of the 21st Battalion. 929 Sgt William Montgomery died of wounds in France on 5 October 1918. A copy of the first 11 points of the typed report is also located on page 101 of the War Unit Diary for the 21st Battalion, September 1918 and can be viewed via the Memorial's website https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm4/23/38/awm4-23-38-37.pdf.