Operational correspondence relating to James Murdoch Archer Durrant, 1916-1917

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.66
Collection number PR88/009
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 136 Image/s captured
Maker Durrant, James Murdoch Archer
Various
Place made France
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Operational correspondence relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant-Colonel James Murdoch Archer Durrant, 1916-1917.

This file primarily contains operational correspondence such as short reports and messages relating to the Attack on Stormy Trench near Gueudecourt on 4-5 February 1917, and the First Battle of Bullecourt on 11 April 1917. The material provides an insight into the situational requirements of company commanders at the front of these operations, and the response of unit and divisional headquarters to unfolding operational issues such as the evacuation of casualties, the reinforcement and resupply of front line forces, and the consolidation of captured positions.

This file contains:

Checklist for battalion personnel participating in front line operations by Captain [indecipherable], 29 June 1916;
Messages by Major J.M.A [James Murdoch Archer] Durrant and [indecipherable], 23-24 July 1916;
Message relating to 'Power Buzzers' from FACT [13th Infantry Battalion] to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 15 [January 1917];
Message from Captain H. [Henry] Murray, 4 February 1917;
Message from Captain H. [Henry] Murray to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 February 1918;
Message from Captain H. [Henry] Murray to Commanding Officer [13th Infantry Brigade], 4 February 1917;
Situation report by Captain A. [Alfred] Williamson, [4 February 1917];
Message from Captain Harry [Henry] Murray to Lieutenant-Colonel [James Murdoch Archer] Durrant, 4 February 1917;
Message from C Company [13th Infantry Battalion] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 [February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 [February 1917];
Message from Captain D.W. [Donald Percival Wells] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 [February 1917];
Message from [Captain Henry] Murray to FA [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 [February 1917];
Message from Captain [Henry] Murray to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 [February 1917];
Message from [indecipherable] to FA [13th Infantry Battalion], 4 February 1917];
Message from Lieutenant N. [Norman] Wilson to Lieutenant-Colonel [James Murdoch Archer] Durrant, [c. 5 February 1917];
Message from Captain A. [Alfred] Williamson to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message from Captain A. [Alfred] Williamson to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion, 5 February 1917];
Message from Captain [Donald Percival] Wells to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], Durrant, 5 February 1917;
Message from Lieutenant-Colonel J.M.A. [James Murdoch Archer] Durrant to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 5 February 1917;
Message from Captain D.P. [Donald Percival] Wells to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Situation report from [Captain Alfred Williamson], 5 [February 1917];
Situation report from Captain H. [Henry] Murray, 5 February 1917;
Situation report from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February] 1917;
Message from FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message from 2nd Lieutenant J. [John] Courtney to [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 February 1917;
Message from Major D.G. [Douglas Gray] Marks with reply from Lieutenant [indecipherable], 5 [February 1917];
Casualty report by Captain H. [Henry] Murray, 5 February 1917;
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 February 1917;
Message from [indecipherable] to Regimental Medical Officer [Captain Norman Craig Shierlaw] with reply from latter on reverse, 5 [February 1917];
Message from Major D.G. [Douglas Gray] Marks to Captain [Alfred] Williamson with reply from the latter, 5 [February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message from [indecipherable] to [Lieutenant-Colonel James Murdoch Archer] Durrant with reply from [indecipherable] on reverse, [5 February 1917];
Message from Captain D.W. [Donald Percival Wells] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 5 [February 1917];
Message relating to the 13th Infantry Battalion at Stormy Trench, 5 [February 1917];
Message from Lieutenant [indecipherable] Thomson to Commanding Officer, 13th Infantry Battalion, 5 February 1917;
Casualty list relating to the 13th and 16th Infantry Battalions at Stormy Trench by Lieutenant-Colonel J.M.A. [James Murdoch Archer] Durrant, 13th Infantry Battalion, [c. 5 February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 6 [February 1917];
Message from Captain D.W. [Donald Percival Wells] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 6 [February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 6 [February 1917];
Message from Lieutenant A. [Arthur] Lanagan to Major [Douglas Gray] Marks, [6 February 1917];
Message from Lieutenant A. [Arthur] Lanagan to [Captain A.W. Algernon Wiseman Davis], [6 February 1917];
Message from Captain W.S. [William Stanley] Bone to Major [Douglas Gray] Marks, 6 February 1917;
Message from FACT [13th Infantry Battalion] to GBY, 6 February 1917;
Message from Captain [indecipherable] to [Captain Algernon Wiseman Davis, 6 February 1917];
Message from Captain H. [Henry] Murray to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion, 6 February 1917];
Message from Captain [indecipherable], 6 February 1917;
Message from A Company to the Adjutant, 13th Infantry Battalion [Captain Algernon Wiseman Davis], 6 February 1917;
Message from Major [John Milton Edgley], 46th Infantry Battalion, 9 February 1917;
Situation reports by Captain H. [Henry] Murray and Captain D. [Daniel] Aarons to FILE [16th Infantry Battalion] and FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 11 March 1917 [three copies including one typescript copy];
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston to FACT [13th Infantry Brigade], 5 April 1917;
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston to Commanding Officer, FACT [13th Infantry Brigade], 5 April 1917;
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 8 April 1917;
Message from 4th Australian Division to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade and 13th and 15th Infantry Battalions, 9 April 1917;
Message from 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to 13th Infantry Battalion, 9 April 1917;
Message relating to 'Return of Tools Salvaged' by Captain A. [Arthur] Lanagan, 9 April 1917;
Message relating to 'Return of Tools Salvaged' by Captain H. [Henry] Murray, 9 April 1917;
Message relating to 'Return of Tools Salvaged' Captain D.W. [Donald Percival Wells] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 9 April 1917;
Message from Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. [Denis Kirwan] Bernard to 13th Infantry Battalion, 9 April 1917;
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston to Officers Commanding - All Units, 9 April 1917;
Message from FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 9 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to Lieutenant [indecipherable], 9 [April 1917];
Message relating to 'Return of Lewis Gunners going into line' by Captain [Theodore] Wells, C Company, 13th Infantry Battalion, 9 April 1917;
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston to Commanding Officer, FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 10 April 1917;
Message from B Company, 1st Anzac Corps Cyclist Battalion to FACT [13th Infantry Brigade], 10 April 1917;
Message from FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 10 [April 1917];
Message from 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to 13th Infantry Battalion, 10 April 1917;
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FALL [4th Australian Machine Gun Company], 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to 13th Infantry Brigade A, B, C and D Companies and headquarter units, 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to 13th Infantry Brigade, B, C and D Companies, 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to 13th Infantry Brigade A, B, C and D Companies, 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FALL [4th Australian Machine Gun Company], 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to Signalling Officer, FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to A Company, 13th Infantry Battalion, 10 [April 1917];
Message from Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. [Denis Kirwan] Bernard to 13th Infantry Battalion, 10 April 1917;
Message from 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to 13th Infantry Battalion, 10 April 1917;
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 10 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message from [indecipherable] to FACT [13th Infantry Brigade], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Major [indecipherable] and Captain [indecipherable] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion, 11 [April 1917];
Message from Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston to All Units, 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message by Captain [Henry] Murray forwarded to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to Quartermaster, FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 11 [April 1917];
Message from DAB [4th Australian Division Headquarters] to All Units, [11 April 1917];
Message from Captain B.S. [Basil Spence] Atkinson to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 11 [April 1917];
Message from FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], [11 April 1917];
Message from FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters] to FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to FACE [4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to Quartermaster, FACT [13th Infantry Battalion], 11 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to All Companies and Headquarter Units, 12 [April 1917];
Message from Captain A.W. [Algernon Wiseman] Davis to Officers Commanding, All Companies, 12 [April 1917]; and
Note relating to 13th Infantry Battalion personnel, [c. April 1917].