Aircraft identification and communication papers relating to James Murdoch Archer Durrant, 1916 - 1917

Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Boulogne
Accession Number AWM2018.785.67
Collection number PR88/009
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 14
Object type Papers
Physical description 67 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made France, United Kingdom
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

Aircraft identification and communication papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant-Colonel James Murdoch Archer Durrant, 1916 - 1917.

This file contains official records and a book on the subject of Allied and German aircraft associated with Australian infantry operations on the Western Front. The material provides an insight into how the Australian infantry identified, communicated and coordinated with Allied aircraft, and outlines a range of measures the Australian infantry adopted against German aircraft flying over Allied lines.

This file contains:

Memorandum on 'Courses of Instruction in Communication with Aeroplanes' with 'Extract from Fourth Army Tactical Notes' on reverse, 4th Brigade, Royal Flying Corps, 28 May 1916;
Memorandum by Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. [Denis Kirwan] Bernard, General Staff, 4th Australian Division, 15 July 1916 with 'Instructions Regarding Liaison Between Infantry & Aircraft' by Major-General A.A. [Archibald Armar] Montgomery, General Staff, Fourth Army, 29 May 1916;
Notes on 'Aeroplane Liaison with Infantry' by 3rd Brigade, Royal Flying Corps, forwarded by 4th Australian Division, 16 July 1916;
Notes by Major Dickenson forwarded by Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. Bernard, General Staff, 4th Australian Division, 25 July 1916;
Memorandum by Lieutenant [indecipherable] with related 'Daily Table of Colours' attached, General Staff, 4th Australian Division, 28 July 1916;
Memorandum by 3rd Corps forwarded by Major [S.E. Norris], General Staff, 1st Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, 31 July 1916;
Memorandum by Brigadier-General J. [John] Burnett-Stuart, General Staff, Reserve Army, 3 August 1916;
Leaflet titled 'Instructions for Contact Patrol Work by Aeroplanes' by General Staff, War Office, Fourth Army, 24 December 1916;
Memorandum on 'Measures Against Low Flying Hostile Patrol Aeroplanes' by Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. [Denis Kirwan] Bernard forwarded by Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston, Brigade-Major, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 13 January 1917;
Memorandum on 'Recognition of Aircraft at Night' by Lieutenant-Colonel E.H. Reynolds forwarded by Major H.G. [Henry St. George] McRae, General Staff, 4th Australian Division, 15 January 1917;
Copy of a letter from 1st Anzac to 4th Australian Division forwarded by Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston, Brigade-Major, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 2 February 1917;
Message from 4th Australian Division forwarded by Major C.M. [Charles Melbourne] Johnston, Brigade-Major, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 2 May 1917;
Book titled 'Silhouettes of Aeroplanes', [Great Britain, c. May 1917]; and
Folder cover relating to aircraft identification and communications by James Murdoch Archer Durrant, [undated].