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RCDIG0000607

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Collection number 3DRL/2316
ID number RCDIG0000607
Title Personal Files Book 11, 25 December 1915 - 8 January 1916
Record type File
Item count 35
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Papers
Maker Monash, John (Maker)
Place made Egypt
Date made 1915
Physical description 173 Image/s captured
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Description

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 battalions in the 4th Brigade after the evacuation from Gallipoli, instructions to troops on their return to Egypt, draft plans for the constructions of a camp at Moascar in order to process new recruits, and an account of the actions of Lieutenant Crabbe, which includes a brief description of the actions of Sergeant Albert Jacka, VC.
This file contains:
Message from Captain Bain to Monash, [date unknown];
Daily State of each Battalion in the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade for 14 November to 25 December 1915. The notes record the number of troops, officers, killed, sick and wounded, December 1915;
Musical score for Regimental Calls for the 13th Battalion, 25 December 1915;
Settlement of money with Lieutenant Colonel McGlinn, 31 December 1915;
Newspaper clipping titled 'Officers for New Army: Rewards for Those at the Front', from The Argus, 31 December 1915;
List containing number of troops for each force under the Commonwealth Force umbrella, divided into brigade and division, [date unknown];
Alphabetical list of officers and some battalions and ships, [date unknown];
Incomplete form to be filled out for the AIF Christmas Book, [date unknown];
Promotional flyer showing list of acts at the Kursaal, written in French, December 1915;
Letter from Monash to NZ and Australian Division containing names of men put forward for honours and awards, January 1916 [Draft];
General Instructions for Troops Arriving in the Canal District, containing instructions for the defence of the Suez Canal, 1 January 1916;
General Instructions for Troops Arriving in the Canal District No. 2, 1 January 1916;
Message from C.O. 13th Battalion to G.O.C. 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 2 January 1916;
Train ticket for Cairo to Ismalia, 2 January 1916;
Daily State of each battalion in the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade for 3 January to 31 March 1916. The notes record the number of troops, officers, killed, sick and wounded, 3 January to 31 March 1916;
Bill for Grand Continental Hotel, 3 January 1916;
Nominal Roll of officers attached to No. 4 Training Battalion, Zeitoun, 3 January 1916;
Receipt for train trip from Port Said, 3 January 1916;
Letter addressed 'dear sir' from P.G. Kelsey, 29 December 1917;
Message from Major Pinwill to HQ, NZ Infantry Brigade & 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 5 January 1916;
Plan for encampment, 5 January 1916 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to NZ and Australian Division suggesting Captain Craig for the appointment of DADOS, 5 January 1916;
Bill for shipping issued by Thos. Cook & Son to Monash, 5 January 1916;
Receipt for payment by Monash to Thos. Cook & Son, 6 January 1916;
Letter from Major Dare to G.O.C. 4th Infantry Brigade. Describes Lieutenant Crabbe as 'not considered worthy of recommendation above the others', and references Sergeant Major Jacka's VC action, 6 January 1916;
List of tents available to HQ and each battalion in the 4th Infantry Brigade, 7 January 1916;
Letter from Monash to Colonel Charters, 7 January 1916;
Classification of Horses of 1st Line Transport, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 7 January 1916;
Chart showing location of tents for 13th and 14th Battalions as well as a short description of what each battalion will require, 7 January 1916;
Plan of 'setting out', shows camp at Moascar, 8 January 1916;
Message from Major McNeill to AA and QMG, annotated by Colonel Charters, 8 January 1916;
Print of proposed layout of camp at Moascar for 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, 8 January 1916;
Divisional Standing Orders issued by Sir Russell, 8 January 1916;
Letter from Monash to NZ and Australian Division, 8 January 1916;
Training Order No. 2 issued by Monash, includes programme for the week and a syllabus for signal training, 8 January 1916.

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