Notes relating to James Murdoch Archer Durrant, [undated]

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.71
Collection number PR88/009
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 13
Object type Papers
Physical description 82 Image/s captured
Maker Durrant, James Murdoch Archer
Place made Australia
Date made Unknown
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

Notes relating to the First World War and Second World War service of Major-General James Murdoch Archer Durrant, [undated].

This file contains notes written by James Murdoch Archer Durrant that largely pertain to a selection of major and minor operations during the First World War. Notes on his experiences with the 4th Infantry Brigade consist of short but often revealing remarks for a period spanning embarkation from Australia to the evacuation from Gallipoli. In contrast, his notes on operations including the Attack on Stormy Trench, Battle of Arras and First Battle of Bullecourt are much longer and more formal compositions written primarily from the perspective of a commanding officer.

This file contains:

Notes titled 'Personal Experiences in 4th Infantry Brigade' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'General Situation in France after Somme' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'The Strategy - a. Arras b. Bullecourt' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'Bullecourt 11 April 1917' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'The Tactical Plan - The Intention' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'What Took Place' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'Our Losses' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled '4th Australian Division at Bullecourt' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'Results & the Lessons' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'Hindenburg Line' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes relating to 'Discipline' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated];
Notes titled 'Company in Attack' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated]; and
Notes titled 'International Police Force' by [James Murdoch Archer Durrant, undated].