Papers relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1916-1917

Accession Number AWM2018.19.88
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 18
Object type Papers
Physical description 50 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Blamey, Thomas Albert
Chauvel, Henry George (Harry)
Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
Walker, Harold Bridgwood
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Papers relating to the First World War service of Major-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 1st Australian Division and 5th Australian Division, 9 February 1916 - 10 December 1917.

This collection primarily contains official records written and compiled by Hobbs in his role as commanding officer of the 1st Australian Divisional Artillery and the 5th Australian Division. Much of the material relates to artillery operations, but also includes broader considerations connected with his promotion to major-general and command of the 5th Australian Division such as the transport of troops.

This file contains:

Routine Order No. 33 by Major-General H.G. [Henry George] Chauvel, Divisional Headquarters, Serapeum, Egypt, 9 February 1916;
Divisional Routine Order No. 28 by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, Tel el Kebir, [Egypt] 16 March 1916;
Paper titled 'First Australian Division - Artillery In Trench Warfare', Sailly, France, 11 May 1916;
Message from Lieutenant-Colonel T.A. [Thomas Albert] Blamey to Divisional Artillery, 4 July 1916;
Letter from W.R. [William Riddell] Birdwood to [Harold Bridgwood] Walker, 1st Anzac Corps, 27 July 1916;
Special Routine Order by Major-General H.B. [Harold Bridgwood] Walker, Divisional Headquarters, 31 July 1916;
Memorandum by Brigadier-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs to the Officers of the 1st Australian Divisional Artillery, Divisional Artillery Headquarters, 16 August 1916;
Note by [W. Bridges] to General [Joseph John Talbot Hobbs] 22 August 1916;
Memorandum relating to Visual Signalling, 27 August 1916 [sketch on reverse];
Right Group Orders for G.A.S. and S.O.S. by Lieutenant G.T. [George Travers] Nugee, Royal Field Artillery, 28 August 1916;
Memorandum relating to Lines of Defence, [France, c. August 1916];
Summary of Defence Arrangements for Right Group Artillery at The "Bluff" to Railway (Hill 60) Front, [c. August 1916];
Note relating to troop positions [c. August 1916];
Instruction - Extracts from a private letter sent by a R.A.F. Officer at the Front, 12 December [1916];
Administrative Memorandum No. 44 by Major G.D. [George Douglas] Smith for Colonel, 5th Australian Division, Headquarters, 10 December 1917;
Administrative Memorandum No. 45 by Major G.D. [George Douglas] Smith for Colonel, 5th Australian Division, Headquarters, 10 December 1917;
Table 'A' - Supply Position of Troops Moving By Rail, [c. December 1917]; and
Table 'B' Supply Position of Transport & Personnel Moving By Road, [c. December 1917]