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Intelligence Summary, Diary & Documents - 13th Australian Field Ambulance, World War I, 1916-1919 Document Reg. No: ST 040580

Summary:
An unbound collection of papers relating to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance and the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division.

The papers relating to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance cover the period of February 1916-September 1918. There are no documents relating to the latter part of 1917, aside from four pages that appear to be translations of German orders. The collection picks up the story of the 13th Australian Field Ambulance from the beginning of May 1918 and continues until September 1918. The remainder of the papers within the collection are devoted to the war diaries of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Australian Division. These cover the period of November 1918-April 1919 and are largely intact (with some omissions).

Belonged to John Lord. Lord was 19 years old when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in June 1915. Originally part of the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 11th Reinforcement; Lord was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance upon its formation in February 1916. He subsequently moved to the headquarters of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, in December 1918 where he seems to have spent the remainder of the war. Although listed as 'effective abroad,' Lord returned to Australia on 30 October 1919, and was discharged from service on 12 March 1920. He died in 1951.
Description:
Diary comprises a large number of unpaginated, loose papers. Some months are pinned together. Appendixes, maps, and other correspondence is interspersed at the end of each month.
LIST OF CONTENTS - registered separately as parts:

War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, February 1916-June 1917 (14 pages)
Documents - Translation of German Orders, 4th Division, September-October 1917 (4 pages)
Documents - Medal Recommendations, 13th Field Ambulance, February-April 1918 (11 pages)
War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, May 1918 (8 pages)
War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, June 1918 (25 pages)
War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, July 1918 (26 pages)
War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, August 1918 (24 pages)
War Diary - 13th Field Ambulance, September 1918 (14 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, November 1918 (27 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, December 1918 (19 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, January 1919 (7 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, February 1919 (6 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, March 1919 (23 pages)
War Diary - Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, April 1919 (16 pages)
Documents - Leave Pass, Sergeant John Lord, 1-10 September 1919 (4 pages)
Documents - 'General Description of the Country,' Rhineland, World War I, 1914-1918 (12 pages)
Documents - French to English Vocabulary, World War I, 1914-1918 (2 pages)
Documents - 'Die Eiffel' Map, Sergeant John Lord, 13th Field Ambulance, World War I, 1914-1918 (1 page)
Documents - Map of Germany, Sergeant John Lord, 13th Field Ambulance, World War I, 1914-1918 (1 page)
Documents - 'German Automatic Detonating Device,' Sergeant John Lord, 13th Field Ambulance, World War I, 1914-1918 (1 page)
Documents - 'German Ruses,' Sergeant John Lord, 13th Field Ambulance, World War I, 1914-1918 (1 page)
Documents - 'General Birdwood's Message to the Men of the Australian and New Zealand Forces,' March 1916 (2 pages)
Documents - 'Sports Meeting,' Sergeant John Lord, 13th Field Ambulance, 8 May 1917 (2 pages)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, -1, maps, german armed forces, medical corps, war medals, leave
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: official records
Date Written: 1916-1919
Organisation Named: Assistant Director of Medical Services 4th Australian Division, Nov 1918-Apr 1919
Organisation Named: 13th Australian Field Ambulance 4th Australian Division, Feb 1916-Sep 1918
Compiled By: Sergeant John Lord

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