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Collection number 3DRL/2316
ID number RCDIG0000572
Title Series 3: First World War Papers, 1914-1918
Record type Series
Item count 5780
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Papers
Maker Monash, John
Places made
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1919
Image use Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.

Description

This series consists of papers relating to the First World War service of General Sir John Monash. The folders, originally bound together as 23 books, were organised by Monash and other family members and are arranged chronologically. The files include official war records, published material, correspondence, messages and signals, war diary fragments, military orders, personal letters, photographs, postcards, and a large collection of concert and theatre programmes.


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  • Index to personal files 13 August 1914 - 3 December 1919 RCDIG0000573 - (1)

    File relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash. This file contains an index compiled by Monash to record the items that make up his personal papers and to group these items into volumes. Several sections of ...

  • Personal Files Book 1 - Part 1: 14 August - 3 November 1914 RCDIG0000574 - (2)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash. This file, originally part of Book 1, covers 14 August to 3 November 1914 and includes official documents and correspondence relating to the establishment and ...

  • Personal Files Book 1 - Part 2: 5 November - 15 December 1914 RCDIG0000575 - (3)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 1, covers 5 November to 15 December 1914 and includes official documents and correspondence relating to the ...

  • Personal Files Book 1 - Part 2: 15 December 1914 - 5 January 1915 RCDIG0000576 - (4)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 1, covers 15 December 1914 to 5 January 1915 and includes further instructions on the establishment of ...

  • Personal Files Book 1 - Part 3: 6 January - 31 January 1915 RCDIG0000577 - (5)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 1, covers 6 January to 31 January 1915 and includes official documents and correspondence relating to the ...

  • Personal Files Book 2 Part 1: 1 February - 23 February 1915 RCDIG0000578 - (6)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 2, covers 1 February to 23 February 1915 and includes official and administrative documents relating to the ...

  • Personal Files Book 2 - Part 2: 23 February - 31 March 1915 RCDIG0000579 - (7)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 2, covers 23 February to 31 March 1915 and includes official and administrative documents relating to the ...

  • Personal Files Book 2 - Part 3: 1 April - 11 April 1915 RCDIG0000580 - (8)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 2, covers 1 April to 11 April 1915 and includes official and administrative documents relating to the ...

  • Personal Files Book 3 - Part 1: 11 April - 26 April 1915 RCDIG0000581 - (9)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 11 April to 26 April 1915, and includes official and personal correspondence and reports relating to ...

  • Personal Files Book 3 - Part 2: 27 April - 29 April 1915 RCDIG0000582 - (10)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 27 April to 29 April 1915 and includes official and personal documents relating to Monash's arrival ...

  • Personal Files Book 3 - Part 3: 29 April - 30 April 1915 RCDIG0000583 - (11)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 29 April to 30 April 1915 and includes official correspondence between Monash, New Zealand and ...

  • Personal Files Book 4 - Part 1: 1 May - 3 May 1915 RCDIG0000584 - (12)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 4, covers 1 May to 3 May 1915 and includes operation orders and official correspondence relating to the defence...

  • Personal Files Book 4 - Part 2: 2 May - 4 May 1915 RCDIG0000585 - (13)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 4, covers 2 May to 4 May 1915 and includes official correspondence relating to the concerted Turkish attacks of...

  • Personal Files Book 4 - Part 3: 4 May - 5 May 1915 RCDIG0000586 - (14)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 4, covers 4 May to 5 May 1915 and includes official correspondence relating to Turkish attacks on various ANZAC...

  • Personal Files Book 5 - Part 1: 6 May - 16 May 1915 RCDIG0000587 - (15)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 6 May to 16 May 1915 and includes messages exchanged by the 4th Brigade relating to operations on ...

  • Personal Files Book 5 - Part 2: 16 May - 25 May 1915 RCDIG0000588 - (16)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 16 May to 25 May 1915 and includes messages, signals and other official correspondence relating to ...

  • Personal Files Book 5 - Part 3: 25 May - 10 June 1915 RCDIG0000589 - (17)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 25 May 1915 and 10 June 1915 and includes information on the distribution of troops in the 4th ...

  • Personal Files Book 6 - Part 1: 10 June - 12 July 1915 RCDIG0000590 - (18)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 6, covers 10 June 1915 to 12 July 1915 and includes information on officers, suggestions for awards and ...

  • Personal Files Book 6 - Part 2: 12 July - 3 August 1915 RCDIG0000591 - (19)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 6, covers 12 July 1915 and 3 August 1915 and includes information on troop movement, the promotion of...

  • Personal Files Book 6 - Part 3: 3 August - 7 August 1915 RCDIG0000592 - (20)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 6, covers 3 August 1915 to 7 August 1915 and includes extensive official documents and communications...

  • Personal Files Book 7 - Part 1: 8 August - 15 August 1915 RCDIG0000593 - (21)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 8 August 1915 to 15 August 1915 and includes summaries of events during the attack on Hill ...

  • Personal Files Book 7 - Part 2: 15 August - 22 August 1915 RCDIG0000594 - (22)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 15 August 1915 to 22 August 1915 and includes official documents, operation reports, and ...

  • Personal Files Book 7 - Part 3: 22 August - 24 August 1915 RCDIG0000595 - (23)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 22 August 1915 to 24 August 1915 and includes messages exchanged between the 4th Brigade ...

  • Personal Files Book 8 - Part 1: 25 August - 27 August 1915 RCDIG0000596 - (24)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 8, covers 25 August 1915 to 27 August 1915 and includes information and correspondence relating to ...

  • Personal Files Book 8 - Part 2: 27 August - 29 August 1915 RCDIG0000597 - (25)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 8, covers 27 August 1915 to 29 August 1915 and includes a number of operation orders, messages, and ...

  • Personal Files Book 8 - Part 3: 29 August - 30 August 1915 RCDIG0000598 - (26)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 8, covers 29 August 1915 to 30 August 1915 and includes information on the movement of officers ...

  • Personal Files Book 9 - Part 1: 29 August - 1 September 1915 RCDIG0000599 - (27)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 9, covers 31 August 1915 to 1 September 1915 and includes a significant number of casualty reports ...

  • Personal Files Book 9 - Part 2: 2 September - 9 September 1915 RCDIG0000600 - (28)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 9, covers 2 September 1915 to 9 September 1915 and includes a Special Order from Sir Ian Hamilton ...

  • Personal Files Book 9 - Part 3: 10 September - 30 October 1915 RCDIG0000601 - (29)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 9, covers 10 September 1915 to 30 October 1915 and includes divisional orders on the movement of ...

  • Personal Files Book 10 - Part 1: 1 November - 12 November 1915 RCDIG0000602 - (30)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 10, covers 1 November 1915 to 12 November 1915 and includes information on the replacement of 7th ...

  • Personal Files Book 10 - Part 2: 12 November - 18 November 1915 RCDIG0000603 - (31)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 10, covers 12 November 1915 to 18 November 1915 and includes several reports by members of the 14th ...

  • Personal Files Book 10 - Part 3: 18 November - 25 November 1915 RCDIG0000604 - (32)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 10, covers 18 November 1915 to 25 November 1915 and includes plans for the defence of a section in ...

  • Personal Files Book 10 - Part 4: 25 November - 30 November 1915 RCDIG0000605 - (33)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 10, covers 25 November 1915 to 30 November 1915 and includes letters from Monash questioning the lack...

  • Personal Files Book 11 - Book 1: 1 December - 25 December 1915 RCDIG0000606 - (34)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 11, covers 1 December 1915 to 25 December 1915 and includes documents relating to the preparations ...

  • Personal Files Book 11 - Part 2: 25 December 1915 - 8 January 1916 RCDIG0000607 - (35)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 11, covers 25 December 1915 to 8 January 1916 and includes information on the strength of the ...

  • Personal Files Book 11 - Part 3: 8 January - 31 January 1916 RCDIG0000608 - (36)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 11, covers 8 January 1916 to 31 January 1916 and includes a letter from Sir Godley refusing special ...

  • Personal Files Book 11 - Part 4: 31 January - 29 February 1916 RCDIG0000609 - (37)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 11, covers 31 January 1916 to 29 February 1916 and includes an exchange of messages between Monash ...

  • Personal Files Book 12 - Part 1: 1 March - 29 April 1916 RCDIG0000610 - (38)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 12, covers 1 March 1916 to 29 April 1916 and includes documents relating to troop training, ...

  • Personal Files Book 12 - Part 2: 3 April - 30 April 1916 RCDIG0000611 - (39)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 12, covers 3 April 1916 to 30 April 1916 and includes several draft lectures to the officers of the ...

  • Personal Files Book 12 - Part 3: 2 May - 31 May 1916 RCDIG0000612 - (40)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 12, covers 2 May 1916 to 31 May 1916 and includes recommendations for the promotions of Captain Locke...

  • Personal Files Book 13 - Part 1: 1 June - 1 July 1916 RCDIG0000613 - (41)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 13, covers 1 June 1916 and 1 July 1916 and includes a number of documents relating to the movement of...

  • Personal Files Book 13 - Part 2: 1 July - 16 August 1916 RCDIG0000614 - (42)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 13, covers 1 July 1916 and 16 August 916, contains aerial photographs and maps of the trenches around...

  • Personal Files Book 13 - Part 3: 16 August - 30 September 1916 RCDIG0000615 - (43)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 13, covers 16 August 1916 to 30 September 1916 and includes documents relating to the visit of King ...

  • Personal Files Book 14 - Part 1: 6 October - 30 November 1916 RCDIG0000616 - (44)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 14, covers 6 October 1916 to 30 November 1916 and includes a report by Major General Sir Francis ...

  • Personal Files Book 14 - Part 2: 1 December 1916 - 10 February 1917 RCDIG0000617 - (45)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 14, covers 1 December 1916 to 10 February 1917 and includes an extensive report on weather patterns in...

  • Personal Files Book 14 - Part 3: 10 February - 30 March 1917 RCDIG0000618 - (46)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 14, covers 10 February 1917 to 30 March 1917 and includes several drawings from 'Mary' to Monash, ...

  • Personal Files Book 15 - Part 1: 1 April - 10 May 1917 RCDIG0000619 - (47)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 15, covers 1 April 1917 to 10 May 1917 and includes a number of documents titled 'Magnum Opus', ...

  • Personal Files Book 15 - Part 2: 10 May - 9 June 1917 RCDIG0000620 - (48)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 15, covers 10 May 1917 to 9 June 1917 and includes documents and messages relating to the Messines ...

  • Personal Files Book 15- Part 3: 10 June - 31 July 1917 RCDIG0000621 - (49)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 15, covers 10 June 1917 to 31 July 1917 and includes documents relating to the aftermath of the ...

  • Personal Files Book 16 - Part 1: 1 August - 3 September 1917 RCDIG0000622 - (50)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 16, covers 1 August 1917 to 3 September 1917 and includes documents relating to a number of small ...

  • Personal Files Book 16 - Part 2: 3 September - 9 October 1917 RCDIG0000623 - (51)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 16, covers 3 September 1917 to 9 October 1917 and includes documents relating to the preparation and ...

  • Personal Files Book 16 - Part 3: 9 October - 31 October 1917 RCDIG0000624 - (52)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 16, covers 9 October 1917 to 31 October 1917 and includes documents relating to the First and Second ...

  • Personal Files Book 17 - Part 1: 1 November 1917 - 13 January 1918 RCDIG0000625 - (53)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 1 November 1917 to 13 January 1918 and includes orders, operation documents and plans ...

  • Personal Files Book 17: Part 2: 14 January - 11 February 1918 RCDIG0000626 - (54)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 14 January 1918 to 11 February 1918 and includes correspondence between Monash and ...

  • Personal Files Book 17 - Part 3: 11 February - 18 March 1918 RCDIG0000627 - (55)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 17, covers 11 February 1918 to 18 March 1918 and includes documents relating to a number of raids ...

  • Personal Files Book 18 - Part 1: 28 March - 20 April 1918 RCDIG0000628 - (56)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 28 March 1918 to 20 April 1918 and includes correspondence regarding the defensive action ...

  • Personal Files Book 18 - Part 2: 21 April - 8 May 1918 RCDIG0000629 - (57)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 21 April 1918 to 8 May 1918 and includes an account of the death of Manfred Albrecht von ...

  • Personal Files Book 18 - Part 3: 8 May - 25 May 1918 RCDIG0000630 - (58)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Major General John Monash, 3rd Australian Division. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 8 May 1918 to 25 May 1918 and includes correspondence regarding damage to civilian property...

  • Personal Files Book 18 - Part 4: 25 May - 3 June 1918 RCDIG0000631 - (59)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 18, covers 25 May 1918 to 3 June 1918 and includes documents relating to Monash's ascension to ...

  • Personal Files Book 19 - Part 1: 4 June - 24 June 1918 RCDIG0000632 - (60)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 19, covers 4 June 1918 to 24 June 1918 and includes documents relating to Monash's ongoing ...

  • Personal Files Book 19 - Part 2: 23 June - 7 July 1918 RCDIG0000633 - (61)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 19, covers 23 June 1918 to 7 July 1918 and includes documents relating to the Hamel Offensive on 4 ...

  • Personal Files Book 19 - Part 3: 7 July - 30 July 1918 RCDIG0000634 - (62)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 19, covers 7 July 1918 and 30 July 1918, contain documents relating to the Battle of Amiens, ...

  • Personal Files Book 20 - Part 1: 31 July - 15 August 1918 RCDIG0000635 - (63)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 20, covers 31 July to 15 August 1918 and includes documents and messages relating to the Battle of ...

  • Personal Files Book 20 - Part 2: 15 August - 8 September 1918 RCDIG0000636 - (64)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 20, covers 15 August 1918 to 8 September 1918 and includes documents relating to the actions at ...

  • Personal Files Book 21 - Part 1: 10 September - 3 October 1918 RCDIG0000637 - (65)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 10 September 1918 to 3 October 1918 and includes documents relating to the Epehy and ...

  • Personal Files Book 21 - Part 2: 3 October - 24 November 1918 RCDIG0000638 - (66)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 3 October 1918 to 24 November 1918 and includes ephemera and documents related to the end...

  • Personal Files Book 21 - Part 3: 25 November - 31 December 1918 RCDIG0000639 - (67)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 25 November 1918 to 31 December 1918 and includes lists of the work done by allied forces...

  • Personal Files Book 22 - Part 1: 2 January - 1 February 1919 RCDIG0000640 - (68)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 22, covers 2 January 1919 to 1 February 1919 and includes notes from discussion ...

  • Personal Files Book 22 - Part 2: 1 February - 10 April 1919 RCDIG0000641 - (69)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 22, covers 1 February 1919 to 10 April 1919 and includes advice on returning to ...

  • Personal Files Book 22 - Part 3: 10 April - 1 June 1919 RCDIG0000642 - (70)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 22, covers 10 April 1919 to 1 June 1919 and includes the Order battle for the ...

  • Personal Files Book 23 - Part 1: 1 June - 23 September 1919 RCDIG0000643 - (71)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 23, covers 1 June 1919 to 23 September 1919 and includes documents on the ...

  • Personal Files Book 23 - Part 2: 24 September - 26 December 1919 RCDIG0000644 - (72)

    File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Repatriation and Demobilisation, AIF. This file, originally part of Book 23, covers 24 September 1919 to 26 December 1919 and includes material relating ...