Papers relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1915

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.86
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 24
Object type Papers
Physical description 50 Image/s captured
Maker Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
Place made At sea, Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos, Turkey: Canakkale Province, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Papers relating to Gallipoli and the First World War service of Brigadier-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1st Australian Division, 16 April - 13 December 1915.

This collection primarily contains official records written and compiled by Hobbs in his role as commanding officer of the 1st Australian Divisional Artillery during the campaign on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The collection is comprised of orders, reports, memos, notes, maps and tables, much of which relates to artillery operations including a descriptive list of divisional artillery officers mentioned for gallant and meritorious conduct.

The collection also includes a series of eight sketches of Turkish positions and strategic locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula by Corporal George Courtney Benson, who was appointed an official war artist in 1918.

This file contains:

Artillery Landing Notes by Colonel J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, S.S. Minnowaska, 16 April 1915;
Training Notes - Naval and Military Operations, Lemnos, [c. 16 - 23 April 1915];
Eight sketches of Turkish positions and strategic locations at Gallipoli by G.C. [George Courtney] Benson, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters, May - June 1915;
List of Officers' and Non-commissioned Officers' of Divisional Artillery mentioned for gallant and meritorious conduct by Colonel J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 18 July 1915;
Divisional Orders Part II No. 82 by Brigadier-General H.B. [Harold Bridgwood] Walker, Divisional Headquarters, 29 July 1915;
Map of the Situation for the 1st Australian Division on the Gallipoli Peninsula by E.L.U. [Anzac Cove] 2 August 1915;
Notes for Reference and Guidance of all Artillery Officers, Australian Divisional Artillery, With Special Application to the Present Phase of Operations at Anzac Cove, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 16 August 1915;
Memorandum from Major-General Harold Bridgwood Walker to Brigadier-General, Headquarters, 1st Australian Division, 26 August 1915;
Extracts from memo to troops by Lieutenant-General Commanding, [c. August 1915];
Extracts from memo to troops by Lieutenant-General Commanding, [c. August 1915];
Special Order by General Sir Ian Hamilton, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 7 September 1915;
Memorandum relating to Cooperation Between Artillery and Infantry During the Present Phase of Operations at Anzac by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Artillery Headquarters, 1st Australian Division, 9 September 1915;
Note relating to the gallant and meritorious conduct of soldiers at Gallipoli, 12 September 1915;
Statement by 2153 Driver Albert Ledger relating to Zaherieh Camp at Alexandria, Anzac Cove, 12 September 1915;
Memorandum on Hutting by Brigade-Major S.M. [Stuart Milligan] Anderson with a sketch of huts proposed for Anzac Cove attached, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 21 September 1915;
Report by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs to General Officer Commanding, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 4 October 1915;
Letter from Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs to Officer Commanding 2nd F.A. [Field Artillery] Brigade, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 15 October 1915;
Divisional Artillery Operation Order No. 12 by Brigadier-General J.T. Hobbs, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 15 October 1915;
Annotated map of the Northern Zone at the Gallipoli Peninsula outlining Divisional positions, 1 November [1915];
Annotated map of the Southern Zone at the Gallipoli Peninsula outlining Divisional positions, 1 November [1915];
Divisional Artillery Orders No. 69a by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 9 November 1915;
Divisional Artillery Orders No. 69a by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 9 November 1915;
Notes on Gun Replacements, Anzac Cove, 1915; and
1st Australian Divisional Artillery Embarkation Table, 13 December 1915