ID numberRCDIG0000633
TitlePersonal Files Book 19, 23 June - 7 July 1918
Collection number3DRL/2316
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count83
Object typePapers
MakerMonash, John
Place made
  • Belgium
  • France
Date made1918
Physical description142 Image/s captured
DescriptionFile 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 July 1918. These documents include a proposal paper issued to the Commander-in-Chief, Sir Douglas Haig, an outline of the offensive that demonstrates Monash's use of the varied resources at his disposal and a number of messages sent by the 4th Army and the Australian Corps in the aftermath of the offensive advising of its success. It also includes a proposed itinerary for the visit of Prime Minister Hughes prior to the battle and a congratulatory letter from the Prime Minister after the successful conclusion of the battle.
This file contains:
Approval of offensive on the South of the Somme by the Australian Corps, sent by Major General Rawlinson to Monash, 23 June 1918;
Notes on 6th Brigade, 23 June 1918;
Notes titled 'General B.', 25 June 1918;
Programme for 7th Australian Infantry Brigade Concert Party, 25 June 1918;
Message from O.C. French Mission to Monash, includes lists of soldiers to receive various French Honours, 26 June 1918;
Notes for Army Commander, 26 June 1918;
Notes on Hamel, 26 June 1918;
Appointments regarding Colonels Bruche and McGlinn, 27 June 1918;
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 7th course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, 27 June 1918;
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 6th course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, [date unknown];
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 5th course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, 27 June 1918;
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 4th course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, 21 June 1918;
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 3rd course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, [date unknown];
Nominal roll for officers selected to attend 'the 2nd course' at the Australian Corps Senior Officers' School, [date unknown];
Daily task list for 'Sunday', 28 June 1918;
Notes titled 'Hughes', 28 June 1918;
Instructions on the Hamel Offensive, 28 June 1918 [Draft];
Hamel Offensive Agenda, 28 June 1918 [Copy];
Timetable of events for Hamel Offensive, [date unknown];
Letter from Major General Rawlinson to GHQ, 28 June 1918;
List of Alterations to personnel of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Division, 29 June 1918;
Table of Battalion Strengths, 11th Australian Infantry Brigade, 29 June 1918;
Notes on visibility for night 3rd/4th July, 30 June 1918;
Notes for Conference, 30 June 1918;
Sunrise and sunset and moon rise and moon set timetable for 30th June to 6th July, [date unknown];
Table of agenda and notes for Hamel Offensive, [date unknown];
Timetable of events, July 1918;
Table of visits to be paid by Prime Minister on 2nd July, [date unknown];
Letter and programme of visit by Prime Minister of Australia on 2nd July, [date unknown];
Message from D.D.M.S., Australian Corps to G.O.C. commanding Australian Corps, 3 July 1918;
Topographical map of Vaire Wood, [date unknown];
Topographical map of Vaire Wood, [date unknown];
Message from Australian Corps to 4th Army, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Birdwood, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Maclagan, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to Prime Minister of Australia, Versailles, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Hobbs, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to 4th Australian Division, 4 July 1918;
Message from Monash to 5th Australian Division, 4 July 1918;
Message from Monash to General Godley, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Birdwood, 4 July 1918;
Letter from Monash to General Birdwood, 4 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to Prime Minister of Australia, Versailles, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australia to Monash, congratulates him on success of the offensive, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australia to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from General McNicoll to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from 4th Army to Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Special Orders, printed, issued by Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australia to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from General Hobbs to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from General Birdwood to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from General Godley to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from General Maclagan to G.O.C. Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Message from Sir Joseph Cook to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from 1st Australian Division to Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Message from General Plumer to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Australian Corps Special Order issued by Monash, 4 July 1918;
Special Orders, printed, issued by Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australian to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australian to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister of Australian to Monash, 4 July 1918;
Message concerning casualties admitted at noon. From D.D.M.S. Australian Corps to G.O.C. Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Message concerning casualties admitted at 6 am. From D.D.M.S. Australian Corps to G.O.C. Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Message concerning Wounded admitted from 3-6 pm. From D.D.M.S. Australian Corps to G.O.C. Australian Corps, 4 July 1918;
Table of Casualties to 9 pm, 4 July 1918 [Draft];
Extracts from Returns, listing 'Officers Joined and Gone' week ending 29th June, 4 July 1918;
Document titled 'Operations by the Australian Corps Against Hamel, Bois de Hamel, and Bois de Vaire, includes a large map of Bayonvillers, 4 July 1918;
Letter from Monash to Sir Hobbs and Major General Sinclair-Maclagan, 4 July 1918;
Special Order issued by Monash on the success of Hamel offensive, 5 July 1918 [Draft];
Letter from Monash to Major General Bell, 5 July 1918;
Notes on B.G.G.S, 5 July 1918;
Special Order issued by Monash, 5 July 1918;
List of casualties from 9 pm to 6 am, sent by D.D.M.S to G.O.C. Australian Corps, 5 July 1918;
Table of Corps rearrangement, 5 July 1918;
Notes on B.G.G.S, [date unknown];
Letter from Major General Bell, of the 33rd American Division to Monash, 6 July 1918;
Message from Australian Corps to General Plumer, 5 July 1918;
Message from Prime Minister Hughes to Monash, 6 July 1918;
Table showing 'Killed in Hamel Offensive', 6 July 1918;
'G' Circular, 6 July 1918 [Draft];
Schedule for week, 7 July 1918;
Proposal for 'Monument Wood Offensive', 7 July 1918;
Proposal for Monument Wood Offensive, 7 July 1918 [Incomplete].
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