ID numberRCDIG0000575
TitlePersonal Files Book 1, 5 November - 15 December 1914
Collection number3DRL/2316
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count76
Object typePapers
MakerMonash, John
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1914
Physical description125 Image/s captured
DescriptionFile 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 establishment and organisation of the 4th Infantry Brigade. Included in this file are a set of instructions for musketry training, the draft and final copy of 'A Hundred Hints for Company Officers', and a number of troop training exercises and scenarios.
This file contains:
Letter from Colonel Hawker to O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade, and annotated by Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 5 November 1914;
Letter from Colonel Hawker to O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade, and annotated by Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 5 November 1914 [Copy];
Letter from Monash to C.G.S. regarding reinforcements, 5 November 1914 [Draft];
Instructions for musketry training, annotated by Monash, 5 November 1914;
Telegram from C.O. 14th Battalion to Monash, 11 November 1914;
Telegram from C.O. 16th Battalion to Monash, 11 November 1914;
Telegram from Monash to the C.G.S, 11 November 1914 [Draft];
Note from Major Wilson to O.C. 4th Infantry Battalion, 12 November 1914;
Telegram from C.O. 14th Battalion to Monash, 12 November 1914;
Telegram from C.O. 14th Battalion to Monash, 12 November 1914;
Letter from Monash to Major Robertson concerning the purchase of a horse, 13 November 1914 [Draft];
Table of personnel alterations, [date unknown];
Table with numbers and types of transport, [date unknown];
Table for Brigade tools, [date unknown];
Table for changes in personnel at Battalion Headquarters, 15 November 1914;
Note from Monash to C.G.S, 16 November 1914 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to Headquarters, 3rd Military District, 17 November 1914 [Draft];
Telegram from Monash to Military Commandant at Unley Barracks, 17 November 1914;
Map showing location of fighting in Poland, from The Argus, 23 November 1914;
Pamphlet entitled 'A Hundred Hints for Company Officers', annotated by Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 23 November 1914 [Draft];
'A Hundred Hints for Company Officers', 23 November 1914 [Copy];
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash, 24 November 1914;
Note from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Wallace, 24 November 1914 [Draft];
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash, 25 November 1914;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dodds to Monash, annotated by McGlinn, 25 November 1914;
Letter to 'The Governor', 27 November 1914 [Draft];
Letter to 'The Governor', 27 November 1914 [Draft];
Agenda for C.O's conference, 28 November 1914;
Notes of Training order from the Conference [date unknown];
Letter from The Governor's secretary to Monash, 29 November 1914;
Proposed instructions for field fortifications, 30 November 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Walsh to Monash; 30 November 1914;
Musical score, [December 1914];
Umpires' report for troop training, signed by Major Snowden, 1 December 1914;
Record of times and position of 'Brown' and 'White' forces, during training, 1 December 1914;
Outline for tactical fitness examination, Brown Force, First Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Outline for tactical fitness examination, White Force, First Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Outline for tactical fitness examination, Brown Force, Second Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Outline for tactical fitness examination, White Force, Second Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Instructions for tactical fitness examination, Brown Force, First Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Instructions for tactical fitness examination, White Force, First Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Instructions for tactical fitness examination, Brown Force, Second Scheme, 1 December 1914;
Instructions for tactical fitness examination, White Force, Second Scheme, 1 December 1914 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to Headquarters complaining about the lack of water, 2 December 1914 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to Headquarters requesting more wheelbarrows and brooms, 2 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to 'The Governor', 2 December 1914 [Draft];
Note from Lieutenant Colonel Willis to Monash, 6 December 1914;
Note from Lieutenant Colonel Willis to Monash, 6 December 1914 [Copy];
Lecture outline for operation orders and intercommunication, 6 December 1914;
Note written by Monash, [date unknown]
Letter from C.O. 15th Battalion to Monash, 8 December 1914;
Letter from C.O. 13th Battalion to Monash, 8 December 1914;
Letter from C.O. 15th Battalion to Monash, 8 December 1914;
Instructions for C.O.s assessing march for 17 December, 8 December 1914;
Note from A & I Staff, 3rd Military District to Camp Commandant, Broadmeadows, 9 December 1914;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to O.C. 16 Battalion, 10 December 1914;
Brigade Order No. 29 from Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn to Monash. It includes amendments to Training Programme No. 2, 10 December 1914;
Menu from Broadmeadows camp, 11 December 1914;
Note to Camp Commandant, Broadmeadows, informing him of a tactical exercise, 12 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Meill regarding units for a tactical exercise, 12 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Meill regarding units for a tactical exercise, 12 December 1914;
Appendix A of embarkation list, containing the names of transports, ports, sailing dates and C.Os. Issued by Colonel Legge, 12 December 1914;
Special Orders issued by the Military Board for the 2nd Convoy, Australian Imperial Force, 12 December 1914;
Order of Service for a Chanucah celebration, 13 December 1914;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Meill, 12 December 1914;
Letter listing Lieutenant Colonels and Majors, and their transports, 14 December 1914 [Draft];
Letter from Corporal Rogers to O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade, 14 December 1914;
Note addressed to 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 14 December 1914;
Letter from C.O. No. 7 Company, A.A.S.C. 2nd Expeditionary Force, to Monash, 14 December 1914;
Letter from Corporal Rogers to O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade, 15 December 1914;
Letter from A.G. Dodds to Monash, 15 December 1914;
Note from Monash to Headquarters, 3rd Military District, 15 December 1914;
Instructions to umpires for a brigade tactical exercise, 15 December 1914;
Tactical exercise instructions to umpires, 15 December 1914.
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