Monash, Sir John (General, b.1865 - d.1931)

Accession Number 3DRL/2316
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 6.2 shelf metres: 2 boxes x 36 cm; 99 albums; 10 folios; 300 maps; 1 jumbo item (map catalogue)
Object type Papers
Maker Monash, John
Survey Department
Place made Australia,
Date made 1914-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/072/001
Conflict Period 1910-1919
Period 1930-1939
First World War, 1914-1918
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Collection of papers of General Sir John Monash, chiefly 1914-1919 covering his wartime military career and his related activities as Director-General, Repatriation and Demobilisation from 1918-1919. Consists of records relating to court martials, training instructions for protection against gas attacks, tactical exercises for trench warfare and assaults, recommendations for awards, commendations for promotions, convoy and transportation orders, reviews of operations, conference agendas, translations of enemy documents, summaries of interviews with German prisoners of war and information from scouting expeditions. Other items in the collection include personal papers such as diaries and letters to his family and business partners. Correspondents include Prime Minister William Hughes, Sir Keith Murdoch, Minister for Defence George Pearce, Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, General Henry Chauvel, John Gibson and Dr Felix Meyer. The collection also include approximately 300 maps.