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Collection number 3DRL/2316
ID number RCDIG0000615
Title Personal Files Book 13, 16 August - 30 September 1916
Record type File
Item count 73
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Papers
Maker Monash, John
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Larkhill
Date made 1916
Physical description 151 Image/s captured
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Description

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 George V to inspect the 3rd Australian Division, congratulatory material on Monash's promotion to Major General, a report on Australian actions at Pozieres, a nominal roll of Brigade and Battalion officers for the 3rd Division and programs for the 3rd Australian Division sports day. It also includes a letter from the owner of the canteen used by the 4th Brigade in Egypt, in which the merchant recounts his financial difficulties to Monash.
This file contains:
Report on training, operations, and future challenges, methods and lessons learned by Australian successes at Pozieres, 16 August 1916;
Letter from Sir Birdwood to Major General Woodward, 16 August 1916;

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Operation Standing Orders for 4th Brigade, [date unknown];
Note from 1st ANZAC HQ to Monash, 17 August 1916;
3rd Australian Division General Staff Training Circular No. 10, 18 August 1916;
Notes on conditions of trench and open warfare, 18 August 1916;
Letter from Major General Woodward to G.O.C. Southern Command, 18 August 1916 [Draft];
Field Practice Guide issued by General Staff, Southern Command, 19 August 1916;
Telegram from A.A.G Southern Command to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 19 August 1916;
Note from 1st ANZAC HQ to Monash, 20 August 1916;
Message from Major Wylly to HQ, Southern Command, 20 August 1916;
Letter from Monash to HQ, Southern Command, 21 August 1916;
Message from Brigadier General 9th Australian Infantry Brigade to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 21 August 1916;
Letter from the Under Secretary of State, Colonial Office, 21 August 1916 [Draft];
Note on casualties in France and the need for men from the War Office, 21 August 1916;
Letter from Administrative HQ, AIF to Monash, 22 August 1916;
Blank forms and tables containing general questions about the Brigade. The last two tables ask for numbers of units trained, [date unknown];
Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to The Governor General of Australia, 24 August 1916 [Copy];
Telegram from Brigadier General King-King to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, includes a copy of a telegram sent to the War Office, 28 August 1916;
Memo on Drafts for Service Overseas, 28 August 1916;
Appointments, promotions, and transfers for the AIF, 28 August 1916 [Copy];
Telegram from War Office containing information about the intended move of the 3rd Division, 28 August 1916;
Message from Brigadier General 9th Australian Infantry Brigade to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 28 August 1916;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Jackson to HQ, Southern Command, 28 August 1916;
Telegram from Colonel Foster, Southern Command to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 29 August 1916 [Copy];
Letter from Monash to HQ, Southern Command. Includes annex listing personnel available as drafts, 30 August 1916;
Message from Brigadier General Moore to HQ, Southern Command, 31 August 1916;
Telegram from The Governor General of Australia to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 31 August 1916 [Copy];
Letter from Monash to HQ, Southern Command, 1 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General 9th Australian Infantry Brigade to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 4 September 1916;
Cablegram from Secretary for Defence, Melbourne to Administrative HQ AIF, 5 September 1916 [Copy];
Message from G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division to Brigadier General, General Staff, Southern Command, 5 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General, General Staff, Southern Command to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 5 September 1916;
Message from Captain Phillips to HQ, 3rd Australian Division, 7 September 1916;
List of recruits, their home state, allotted unit, training battalion and its location, [date unknown];
Letter from Major General Woodward to G.O.C. Southern Command, 7 September 1916 [Draft];
Telegram from War Office, 11 September 1916 [Copy];
Letter from Colonel, Southern Command to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 12 September 1916;
Letter from Monash to HQ, Southern Command, 12 September 1916;
List displaying numbers of troops available from each Battalion, 12 September 1916;
Message from Monash to HQ, Southern Command, 12 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General King-King to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division. Includes a report by Major General Howard on the 3rd Division, 14 September 1916;
Attached report on the 3rd Division for 27th August, 14 September 1916;
Table showing AIF casualties in France, 16 September 1916;
Message from Captain Phillips to Brigadier General, 3rd Australian Divisional Artillery. Includes a record of service, 16 September 1916;
Letter from Captain Phillips to Major Nicholls, 16 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General 9th Australian Infantry Brigade to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 18 September 1916;
Circular memorandum on marking of vehicles for the 3rd Australian Division, 18 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General King-King, 21 September 1916;
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Cannan to Monash, 22 September 1916;
Letter from Monash to Lieutenant Colonel Cannan, 22 September 1916;
Report on reinforcements for Australian Divisions. Contains tables displaying numbers of troop reinforcements and those for artillery, engineers, pioneers, machine gunners, A.A.S.C and A.A.M.C, 22 September 1916;
Preliminary Instructions for the review of Australian and NZ Troops by His Majesty the King for the 27 September, 23 September 1916 [Copy];
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Jackson on the Preliminary March Orders for His Majesty's Inspection, 23 September 1916;
Notes for Orders and Agenda relating to the King's Inspection, 23 September 1916 [Draft];
Message from 1st ANZAC HQ to Monash, 23 September 1916;
3rd Australian Division Order No. 1, contains march tables for 26 September, Nos 1 & 2, 24 September 1916;
Special Order issued by Major General Monash, 24 September 1916;
Instructions for Royal Review, No. 2, contains corrigenda for Special Order issued by Monash and march tables for the 27 September, 24 September 1916;
List of Units and Commanders for 3rd Australian Division, [date unknown];
Letter from a 'young Greek merchant who ran the canteen for the 4th Brigade in Egypt' to Monash. Relates his troubles with his business partners after Monash's leaving, 24 September 1916;
Notes for a lecture on Courts Martial, 24 September 1916;
3rd Australian Division Order No. 2, 26 September 1916;
Notes from Conference of Staff, 26 September 1916;
Telegram from Brigadier General King-King to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 27 September 1916;
Message from Brigadier General Lowther to HQ, Southern Command, [date unknown];
AIF 'A' Group Military Sports, 28 September 1916;
Special Order by Monash, 29 September 1916;
Envelope addressed 'Cinema Film of Review', 30 September 1916;
Preliminary Announcement for Divisional Sports day, 30 September 1916;
Additional Preliminary Announcement for Divisional Sports day, 30 September 1916;
Programme for 3rd Australian Division Sports Day, 30 September 1916;
Amended announcement regarding the sports day, 30 September 1916.

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