Papers relating to Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, March-May 1918

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.98
Collection number 3DRL/2600
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 16
Object type Papers
Physical description 46 Image/s captured
Maker Hobbs, Joseph John Talbot
Peck, John Henry
Place made France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Papers relating to the First World War service of Major-General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, 5th Australian Division, 4 March - 10 May 1918.

This collection primarily contains official records written and compiled by Hobbs relating to minor offensives carried out during March and April 1918, and the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux on 24-25 April 1918. The collection also includes notes and a newspaper article associated with these activities, the former containing a report on the downing and subsequent death of famed German fighter pilot, Captain Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, known as the 'Red Baron'.

This file contains:

Report for Minor Offensives - Night 3rd / 4th March 1918 by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 4 March 1918 with Annex attached;
5th Australian Division Order No. 191 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. [John Henry] Peck, Headquarters, 11 March 1918;
Report for Minor Offensives - Night 11th / 12th March 1918 by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 12 March 1918;
Report for Minor Offensives - Morning 14th March 1918 by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 15 March 1918;
Plan of Operations by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, Australian Corps, 8 April 1918;
5th Australian Division Order No. 199 by Lieutenant-Colonel J.H. [John Henry] Peck, Headquarters, 9 April 1918;
Routine Orders by Major-General Sir J. [Joseph] Talbot Hobbs, Headquarters, 5th Australian Division, 25 April 1918;
Telegram from Captain [W. Laurie Hay] relating to attacks by Australian Divisional forces south of the Somme, 25 April 1918;
Summary of operations relating to the 5th Australian Division in the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 26 April 1918 [includes annotation];
Summary of operations relating to the 5th Australian Division in the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux by Major-General J.T. [Joseph Talbot] Hobbs, Headquarters, 26 April 1918;
Newspaper clipping from 'The Times' titled 'The Battle In The South', London, 26 April 1918;
Analysis of Prisoners Captured by 5th Australian Division from 24 - 26 April 1918, [c. late April 1918];
Notes relating to operations in the Somme region including the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux [includes a communique on the death of Captain [Manfred] von Richthofen, known as the 'Red Baron', [c. April 1918];
Report primarily relating to operations on 27 [April] following the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux, [c. late April 1918];
Notes relating to action in and around Villers-Bretonneux [c. April 1918]; and
Translation of a newspaper article from 'Le Figaro', 10 May 1918 [includes annotation]