Australian 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Division papers
1000.079

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Australia. Army. 25th Field Artillery.
Title
Australian 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Division papers
ID
1000.079
Date
1916 September-October
Extent
0.25 Linear feet 1 Box
General Physical Description note
The papers were originally held together with a brad, but the first two and last two papers were loose. The brad has since been removed for preservation reasons. The paper is yellowing, there are tears and a few rust marks are present from paper clips. Most pages are probably duplicates of the original records. The handwriting is fuzzy in some instances causing signatures to be illegible.
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

Australian 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Division Papers, 1916. Coll No. 1000.079.1. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Australian 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army. Formed in February 1916, the division served in the trenches in France.

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Scope and Contents note

1 letter, assorted mission reports, and 30 daily ammunition reports of the 5th Australian Division, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade during WWI comprise this collection. The daily ammunition reports or war diaries/intelligence summaries describe the place, date, hour, summary of events, and remarks from September 30th until October 30th of 1916. One two-page letter proposed an invention called a "Field Position Finder". One report from September 30th titled "report on left group artillery scheme" details an artillery attack near Fleurbaix and Boutillirie.

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Arrangement note

This collection has remained in its original order. The material was originally fastened together with a brad. The brad has been removed but the order has not changed.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 2013 September

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123
918-631-2496
Marc-carlson@utulsa.edu

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The date acquired is unknown.

Processing Information note

Cheryl Smallwood-Roberts originally processed this collection as part of a class assignment. Volunteer, Amy Ziegler, updated the finding aid.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Australia. Army. 25th Field Artillery.

Subject(s)

  • Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- 25th Field Artillery -- Australia.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
  • World War, 1914-1918.

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Collection Inventory

Report 1916 September 30   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Carbon copy typed report on Left Group Artillery Scheme carried out in conjunction with raid by 14th Infantry Brigade on 30/9/16, reported by Lieut. Colonel, C.O. Left Group.

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Operation order 1916 October 5   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Left Group Artillery Operation Order No. 33. Typed carbon copy marked SECRET bombing plan for October 5, 1916. Signed in blue ink by Lieut A/Adjutant.

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Report 1916 October 12   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Report on Left Group Artillery Scheme carried out in conjunction with raid by 14th Infantry Brigade on October 12th, 1916. Typed carbon copy document describing the raid between the hours of 7:30 pm and 7:47 pm. The report also notes caualties, and the wounding of Lieut. Mitchell. Signed by Lieut. Colonel, C.O. Left Group, in blue ink.

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Letter 1916 October 10 


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph typed letter, marked "Secret" in pencil, from Lieut. Colonel, C.O., 25th F.A.Brigade to Brigade Major, R.A. H.Q., 5th Div., A.I.F. regarding a "Field Position Finder", a device claimed to enable an accurate and rapid fire to be quickly concentrated on fleeting or unregistered targets.

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Operation order 1916 October   1.0 Item


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Left Group Artillery Minor Operation Order No. 13. 24/10/16. Typed carbon copy, marked "Secret", and signed by Captain and Adjutant, Left Group.

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Task table 1916 October-November   2.0 Pages


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph hand-printed task table for the Left Group Artillery, Minor Operations order No. 13 (wire cutting). Table includes dates, times, battery, task, ammunition, rate of fire, and remarks.

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Operation order 1916 October 30   2.0 Pages


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Left Group Artillery Minor operation order No. 14. Typed carbon copy marked "Secret" and signed by Captain and Adjutant, Left Group, in purple pencil or ink.

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 1000.079.1 War diaries or Intelligence summaries of events and information 1916   Each double-hole punched sheet measures 21 x 33.9 cm.

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten summaries by Lt. Col., Left Group, 25th F.A.B.Brigade, 5th Aus. Div., written and signed in blue pencil (or possibly carbon copies of originals) on Army forms C.2118. Summaries include Information pertaining to places, dates and times.

Summary 1916 September 30   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 30/9/16, 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 2   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 2/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4 p.m., 6 a.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 3   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 3/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.50 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 4   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 4/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.45 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 5   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 5/10/16, 6 a.m. through 5.20 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 6   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 6/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 7   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 7/10/16, 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 8   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 8/10/16, 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 9   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 9/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8.30 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 10   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 10/10/16, 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 11   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 11/10/16, 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 12   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 12/10/16, 6 a.m. through 7.30 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 13   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 13/10/16, 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 14   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 14/10/16, 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 15   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 15/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 16   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 16/10/16, 6 a.m. through 5 p.m., 10 a.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 17   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 17/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8.47 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 18   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 18/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.30 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 19   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 19/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.37 p.m., 6 a.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 20   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 20/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.40 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 21   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 21/10/16, 6 a.m. through 6 p.m., 6 a.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 22   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 22/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.40 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 23   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 23/10/16, 6 a.m. through 5 p.m., 6 a.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 24   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 25/10/16, 6 a.m. through 3.30 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 25   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 26/10/16, 6 a.m. through 3.30 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 26   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 26/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.5 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 27   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 27/10/16, 6 a.m. through 4.5 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 28   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 28/10/16, 6 a.m. through 5.53 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 29   1.0 Page


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 29/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8.30 p.m., [10 a.m.] Includes total ammunition expended.

Summary 1916 October 30 


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten entries for Fleurbaix, 30/10/16, 6 a.m. through 8.35 p.m. Includes total ammunition expended.

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