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Collection number 3DRL/2316
ID number RCDIG0000624
Title Personal Files Book 16, 9 October - 31 October 1917
Record type File
Item count 108
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Papers
Maker Monash, John
Place made Belgium
Date made 1917
Physical description 166 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 16, covers 9 October 1917 to 31 October 1917 and includes documents relating to the First and Second battles at Passchendaele, fought on the 9 October and 12 October respectively. Included are messages relating to the movement of troops, battalions and whole brigades during the fighting, the casualties being sustained and the capture of German prisoners. In addition to there are several narratives of the operations carried out in November, a list of men who 'went over' for the 10th Infantry Brigade and a message of praise and support from General Godley to the Australian troops. A copy of the poem read by Chaplain George Percival Cuttriss at the burial of Major Adams is also included.
This file contains:
Narrative of operations carried out by 3rd Australian Division on 4th October, 9 October 1917;
Letter from Monash to HQ, 2nd ANZAC, 10 October 1917;

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Information on messaging the G.O.C. about casualties, issued by Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, 10 October 1917;
Message from General McNicoll, 10 October 1917;
Message from A.D.C. 2nd ANZAC to 3rd Australian Division, 10 October 1917;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Margolin to Monash, 11 October 1917;
Notes on available Battalions, 11 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC and 10th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that red line is being defended, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that 'large numbers of enemy have been killed with the bayonet', 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that red line has been passed, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, states that prisoners passing through are from 233rd, 337th and 24th Regiments, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that advance from red and blue lines has been successful, 12 October 1917;
Message to 11th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, reports that enemy artillery fire has 'practically ceased', 12 October 1917;
Message to 10th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that left brigade is on blue line, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that plane has been brought down, 12 October 1917;
Message to 10th Brigade, reports that enemy HQ is at Passle village, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, reports that troops are moving towards Crest Farm, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, reports details on NZ advance, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th, 10th and 11th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, contains report from aeroplane stating that troops were on Vienna Cotts, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, states that brigades should be ready if advance held up, 12 October 1917;
Message to 10th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 11th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th Brigade, states that they have reserve brigade at disposal, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC and 10th Brigade stating that 'we are on the blue line', 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th, 10th and 11th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, states that there is insufficient strength for further progress, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th, 10th and 11th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th, 10th and 11th Brigades, 12 October 1917;
Message to 21st Squadron, 12 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message 2nd ANZAC, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th and 10th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Message to 9th Brigade, 12 October 1917;
Notes on 3rd Australian Division Signals, 13 October 1917;
Notes for Parties from 198th Brigade, 13 October 1917;
Message from 2nd ANZAC to Monash, 13 October 1917;
Table displaying Fighting Strength of 11th Australian Infantry Brigade, 13 October 1917;
Special Order issued by Monash, 13 October 1917 [Copy];
Message to 9th Brigade, 13 October 1917;
Message to 2nd ANZAC, 13 October 1917;
Message from Sir Godley to Monash, 13 October 1917;
Proposal for plans to capture Passchendaele, 13 October 1917;
Letter from Monash to HQ 2nd ANZAC, contains notes on operations on October 12th, 14 October 1917;
Message from Brigadier General Rosenthal to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 14 October 1917;
Message from Lieutenant Colonel Morshead to G.O.C. 9th Infantry Brigade, 14 October 1917;
Message from C.O. 33rd Battalion to W.I.B, 14 October 1917;
Message from Major Le Roy Fry to O.C. 9th Brigade, 14 October 1917;
Condition of Men description from HQ 35th Battalion, 14 October 1917;
Message from 35th Battalion to HQ 9th Brigade, 14 October 1917;
Message from 36th Battalion to 9th Infantry Brigade, 14 October 1917;
Message from Brigadier General Rosenthal to Monash, 14 October 1917;
Message from G.O.C. to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 14 October 1917;
Report by Brigadier General Rosenthal to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 14 October 1917;
Notes on troops by Period, 14 October 1917;
Table on Brigade and Battalion commands, 14 October 1917;
Letter from D.M.G.O. 3rd Australian Division to Monash, 14 October 1917;
Notes from 10th Brigade, 14 October 1917;
Summary of Intelligence for Second Army, covers 1st to 15th October, [date unknown] [Copy];
Letter from Monash to Major General McCay, 16 October 1917;
Map, titled 'Plan No. 1', shows S.O.S line and various front lines as they have fluctuated over time, 16 October 1917;
Provisional Scheme for Defence of Line currently held by the 3rd Australian Division, 16 October 1917 [Copy];
Speech by Chaplain George Percival Cuttriss spoken at the funeral for Major Adams of the 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion, 16 October 1917 [Draft];
Notes on slip of paper, [date unknown];
Sketched map, including code names, for Zonnebeek, 17 October 1917;
Document titled 'Fighting Strength at Noon of 20th October', 23 October 1917;
Picture of trenches at Flanders, captioned: 'THIS plus black darkness, wind, rain, bursting shells, and snipers' bullets - and you have the path of glory of the victorious British troops last week in Flanders', [date unknown];
'Revue' of Enemy's Actions and Changes of Disposition Opposite II Anzac Front, 20 October 1917 [Copy];
Table showing Fighting Strength of 3rd Division, including reinforcements, for 20th October, 24 October 1917;
Letter from 'Maguire' to Monash, 24 October 1917;
Letter to Monash from HQ AIF, attached to 1st ANZAC, first dated 26 September, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Monash to Colonel Dodds, first dated 23rd September, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Colonel Maguire to Monash, first dated 21st September, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Monash to Colonel Maguire, first dated 21st September, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Sir Godley to Monash, first dated 20th September, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Private Rutherford to Sir Godley, first dated 10th September, 24 October 1917;
Notes from Conference, Queries for Brigadiers, 24 October 1917;
Message from O.C. 'Y' Supply Column to O.Cs 1st NZ, 3rd Australian, No. 49 Divisional and No. 66 Divisional Supply Columns, 25 October 1917;
Notes from Conference Brigadiers containing tactical and administrative agendas, 26 October 1917;
Table showing Statement of Brigade, contains information on strength, reinforcements, casualties, sick, evacuated and 'discrepancy', 26 October 1917;
Notes on slip of paper, [date unknown];
Speech by Chaplain George Percival Cuttriss at the grave of Major Adams, 27 October 1917 [Copy];
Speech by Chaplain George Percival Cuttriss, [date unknown] [Draft];
Note from Major Lyons to Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, [date unknown];
Correspondence from Major Lyons, 27 October 1917;
Message from Major Lyons to O.C. 'Y' Supply Column, 27 October 1917;
Report by Brigadier General McNicoll to Monash, containing information on Battalions of the 9th Brigade, 27 October 1917;
Organisation of A & Q branch of the 3rd Division, 30 October 1917;
Message from Brigadier General Rosenthal to G.O.C. 3rd Australian Division, 30 October 1917;
List of casualties for the 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th Battalions and the 9th Brigade Machine Gun Company, 30 October 1917;
Casualties list for 11th Australian Infantry Brigade, [date unknown];
Employment of Brigades by Monash, 31 October 1917.

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