Papers compiled by Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1914-1915

Accession Number AWM2018.19.85
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 10
Object type Papers
Physical description 29 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Bridges, William Throsby
Place made Egypt: Cairo, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1st Australian Division, 2 October 1914 - 5 March 1915.

This collection of papers was compiled by Hobbs whilst serving in Egypt from December 1914 to March 1915. The collection primarily contains instructional notes from the British Expeditionary Force derived from both training manuals and operational experience obtained during the opening months of the First World War, with an emphasis placed on the role of artillery.

This file contains:

Notes on Artillery in the Present War, Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force, 2 October 1914;
Notes from an officer in France [24 October 1914];
Further Notes on Artillery in the Present War [British Expeditionary Force, c. 1914];
Sketch of Gun Epaulement with instructional notes, [British Expeditionary Force, c. 1914];
Notes on the use of Plane Tables and Large Scale Maps with Artillery, Divisional Artillery Headquarters [British Expeditionary Force c. 1914];
Notes from the Front Part II [c. 1914];
Composition of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps by Lieutenant-General W.R. [William Riddell] Birdwood, Army Corps Headquarters, Cairo, 2 February 1915;
Notes relating to march discipline by Brigadier-General C. [Charles] Cunliffe-Owen, Cairo, 12 February 1915;
Operation Order No. 2 by Major-General W.T. [William Throsby] Bridges, Mena House Headquarters, 5 March 1915; and
Notes relating to operational experience originating from General [Bernard Law] Montgomery, [c. 1914-1915]