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442758
  • Title
    Army Orders and Messages, papers relating to World War I, being mainly military orders and messages, 1915-1919
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7501
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1915-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    442758
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material (1 folder) - printed, typescript, manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    These papers came to the Mitchell Library in response to the Library's general appeal for the diaries and other papers of Australian servicemen and women who served in World War I.
  • Scope and Content
    1. General Order by General William Birdwood, ca April 1915
    2. Special Divisional Order by Brigadier-General H.B. Walker, commanding 1st Australian Division, 7 August 1915.
    3. (i) Special Army Corps Order by Major C. M. Wagstaff for Brig.-General, General Staff, ANZAC, 7 September 1915. (ii) Special Order of the Day by Brig.-General E. M. Woodward, 15 September 1915. (iii) Copy of telegram from General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force to the War Office regarding water supply for troops landing at Suvla Bay, 8 November 1915.
    4. Copies of Divisional Orders and Summary of Casulaties issued by Major General Charles Townshend prior to the fall of Kut-Al-Amarah, 13 November 1915 - 28 April 1916.
    5. (i) Operation Order No. 1 by Major R. F. Fitz-Gerald, Walkers Ridge, 17 December 1915. (ii) General Birdwood's Message to Men of the Australian and New Zealand Forces, March 1916 with Earl Kitchener's Message to The Troops.
    6. Translation of German Order for the attack on Villers-Bretonneux, 24 April 1918.
    7. Special Order of the Day by Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 26 October 1918.
    8. (i) Special Orders of the Day by General Sir E. H. H. Allenby, 26 September 1918 and January 1919. (ii) Leave Pass, 30 June 1918. (iii) Leaflet in Arabic and English regarding the working hours of Dr Habibe Chahlauy, specialist in the treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, in Beirut. (iv) Notice regarding the Army & Navy Echelon Barracks YMCA, Columbo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
    9. (i) Message sent at 10.55am from 2nd Division HQ. This message from General Foch ordered cessation of hostilities at the time of the Armistice, 11 November 1918. (ii) Australian Corps News Sheets Nos 7 & 8, 6 & 18 November 1918 (iii) German Peace propaganda leaflets (in French and English), ca October 1918.
  • Language
  • Source
    1. Anonymous 2. Presented by George Robertson for Lieut, Stupart, Jan. 1916 3. Acquired from Mr Slade, August 1932 4. Acquired from Keith P. Allen, Sept. 1918 5. Acquired from C. H. Wilson, Oct. 1930 6. Presented by W. A. Thompson 7. Presented by Lawrence Hogan 8. Presented by Mr Brailey, August 1929 9. Presented by E. H. McCulloch
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    See also MLMSS 7502, filmed on CY 4609.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Microfilm copy available at CY 4590, frames 1 - 56 (MLMSS 7501)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1077202
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